Hoping to find some wisdom from the 2019, Been There, Done That crowd!
My son was planning to attend a service academy and so sophomore year he went off his ADD Rx to see if he could succeed without it as required for Air Force pilots. His grades dropped from a 3.5 freshman year to a 2.6, which he pulled up by end of year. However, he was not allowed to take APs junior year because of this slip up.
He recalculated his grades without the first semester sophomore year and they’d be a 3.7. He has a 3.9 for junior year thus far and is taking APs senior year.
He’s only taken SAT once, scored lower than he’d like (1290) but had not had Algebra II yet. He is taking precalc over summer and his goal is to bring SAT up to 1350 - 1400+ range.
He interviews extremely well, well spoken and intellectually curious. He is aiming for top schools because all his friends are shooting for those schools and he wants to he challenged by top peers.
I am trying to steer him to less well known schools where there would be a chance at merit, but this is not being received well.
Sorry for the lengthy post. Any feedback (non-snarky) is most appreciated!