Sophomore in high school
UW gpa: 3.1
PSAT score(first time): m:59 cr:56 w:42
AP classes: 1, AP world history
Honors classes: 1, English
Clubs: art club
Sports: tennis first year(soph)
I havent taken the SATs or ACT yet, so we'll see how I do, although I have a book I have been studying by.
My main question is, what is the most efficient way to bring up my GPA as high as I can?
Taking harder classes online over the summer and easier over the year?
Also, are classes like Algebra 2, AP US history, and English Honors good to take online over the summer? I'm afraid that the lack of a real teacher may really influence my understanding of the course.
By the way, I go to a pretty decent school in FL, and I haven't had the easiest life for a 16 year old girl, with parents divorcing, my dad being in the hospital a lot almost dying, etc. If I write an essay stating those things, could these factors amplify my chances to get into a decent school?