Chance a high school junior please?
GPA: 96/100 (4.1?)
SAT: 1230/1600 (99th percentile in school, taken as HS Sophomore, will be retaken for a much higher grade), 1800/2400 on May 08 Test
School: less then 50% graduation rate, 70% Black 29% Hispanic 1% Other, Average GPA= 2.92
Hispanic Male, Suburban New York, family income approx. $30,000 for family of 5
Major: Computer Science/Computer Engineering
PSAT: 57CW, 57M, 58W, 90, 98 and 93rd percentiles respectively, highest score in school when taken
Global History - 3
Biology, if not cut by next year
(all available APs with the sole exception of French)
All honors classes taken when AP equivalent is unavailable.
To Be Taken:
National Honor Society: Running for President this year, inducted grade 9
Debate Club: Vice President, began grade 10
Key Club member since grade 10
The last two might be cut this year due to funding issues.
Volunteer Tutor grade 10-12
Part time job directly after school at my local library- This prevents me from joining as many clubs as I wish I could, however, I can not quit it as I have to help pay for my family's expenses. My usual work schedule is 3:30-6:00 PM after school, 4:00-6-00 when I have a club (I can't join any more without risking losing my job, though), 5 days a week
Hook: "Rags to Riches", working in a failing school district for years with the lone goal of attending a top academic institution
My SAT grade is low, I realize that, however, I was extremely nervous during the exam and choked. Next time- November 1st- I will do much better. The fact that I was in the 99th percentile is of little solace when I compare my score to the MIT average...I am expecting at least 2000 on my next SAT.
About Me: From an early age I've had a passion for computers. At the age of 13 I modded my first game console, at the age of 14 I began to write web pages, and at 15 I taught myself advanced Windows XP "techniques" and successfully ran a DoS attack on a computer on my LAN. Now, at the age of 16, I am teaching myself Basic C programming, with the goal of preparing me for a career in information technology. I've overcome going to schools where there are fights almost daily, about one school related killing a year and a general lack of interest in school related activities by students who mainly go there to socialize because they either have nothing better to do or can't legally drop out yet. I am determined to succeed in this regard, regardless of what school I go to, but that still doesn't change the fact that I still would rather fulfill my lifelong dream of attend a top academic institution instead of a local college, a dream I've had since a small child growing up in the stereotypical Queens ghettos.
BTW. if there are any recruiters from MIT/Stanford/Caltech or any top tier college reading this, or anyone who can help me in the admission process for them, feel free to PM me