i'm a sophomore right now, and my grades as a freshman weren't so good. i didn't study. or do much homework at all. so, this summer, i started looking at schools, hoping that maybe if i set a goal i'd be more motivated to actually try. i found reed and completely fell in love with it (and the motivation thing worked!).
i have a weighted GPA of 4.9, but our scale is weird (weighted, the most you can get is a 5.6). i have no idea how to convert that or anything because i'm not sure whether we're on a 5-point scale or what. obviously i'm new to this whole college-stats thing. basically i took all the A-level classes i could, getting mostly B's in them.
i'm taking the PSAT in october... so hopefully that'll go well, if i study like crazy for junior year maybe i can try for national merit. i guess. i don't know how my scores will look.
i'm taking alg2/trig, bio, AP us history, photo studio, spanish 3, etc. everything is A-level except for math. i should do well on the AP test.
i'm in student council (running for some sort of leadership position next year), key club (volunteer organization, maybe running for exec. board next year), amnesty international, youth in gov., and track & field (JV).
phew. i really want to improve my chances at this school- so besides getting good SAT/ACT scores and improving my gpa, what can i do? also, random question: how does one become a member of nhs?
thanks for reading all of this, help would be much appreciated. (: