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Moving schools in the middle of Junior year?
I recently moved and might need to switch schools. I'm only moving 15 minutes away, but my current school doesn't offer transportation to where I'm moving to.
I currently attend a charter school with around 400 students, and I rank 15 out of 104. My school doesn't offer any honors courses, and most students aren't allowed to take AP classes until junior year (only 3 in my class took one sophomore year). Even then, only 7 are offered, 2 are art-oriented. My cumulative GPA is 3.6 unweighted, 3.7 weighted. I'm also in Model UN, Key Club, and NHS, and plan to run for leadership positions next year, which would be difficult at a new school.
The public school I'd be assigned to in my new district has around 1,600 students, and has a lot more students taking honors and APs. It would also be harder for me to obtain leadership positions at a new school, since I don't have 3 years to make an impression like I had at my current school. I'd also really miss the tight-knit feel of my current school.
I'm interested in applying at schools like WashU and Emory, and I realize I need to work on my GPA for a chance of getting in. How much would it hurt my chances of getting in to these kinds of colleges by switching schools either in the middle of junior year or before starting senior year?