How important is the high school that you go to in the mind of admissions people. My high school (public) is probably about average in the state/country for difficulty. However, I have taken the most difficult schedule possible and have become valedictorian with a GPA of 4.0 unweighed, 4.12 weighted. I really wanted more APs(we have 4) and I tried to lobby the administration for many different new APs, including Govt., Chem., Stats, and World History. I presented petitions with interested students to the administration, but I was not successful due to a severe funding shortage. Finally I decided to do the AP US Govt my self this year. How will Kenyon view this situation (my counselor explained the lobbying thing in her reccomendation). Please help!!