<p>Hi, first post - so hope I'm going about this the correct way. To introduce myself, I'm the mom of one child - a boy, a high school senior.
I am divorced, and am not a college grad.
My ex is.
My son has always lived with me, and is a very good student.
He is unsure where to apply, and never having gone thru the process - I'm not a lot of help.</p>
<p>He's smart. He's never gotten anything but A's. Literally. After 6th grade, I enrolled him in a private school - I wanted him to know what it was to earn an A. Its not a prestigious school couldnt afford that but it is a 2 time national Blue Ribbon award Catholic Jesuit Academy with a very challenging curriculum.
He has continued to earn straight A's and A+'s.
His unweighted GPA is 4, and weighted GPA is 4.397 as of end of last year. That GPA though is somewhat deflated due to two electives that carry credit but offer only a pass/fail grade. If I take those out, his weighted GPA rises to a 4.598
He's taken all the honors or AP classes his school offers in the areas he is interested in.</p>
Junior Varsity Tennis (9,10,11,12)
Christian Action Program (Community Service) (11,12)
Acts XXVII Peer Ministry (12)
Sr. High Band Wind Ensemble (9,10,11,12)
Sr. High Boys A Cappela (9)
Sr. High Hand Bells (10,11,12)
Sr. High Chess & Games Club (9,10)
Service Club (11,12)
Boy Scouts of America (9,10,11,12 -Eagle Scout Candidate)
Academic Tutor Math (9,10,11,12)</p>
<p>Positions Held, Honors Won, or Letters Earned (Grade)
Co-Captain of the Jr. Varsity Tennis Team (11)
Published in Teen ink: Music Review (9)
Excelsior Honors (all 4 quarters ea yr) (9,10,11)
Varsity Letter for Wind Ensemble (11)
Vice President Student Administrative Council (12)
Catholic HS Math League JV Div 2006 Award Outstanding Achievement (11)
State Finalist National History Day: 4th Place Documentary (11)
Student of the Month May 2006 (11)
National Honor Society (9,10,11,12)
1st Chair French Horn - Mt. St. Charles Sr. High Wind Ens. (12)
1st Chair French Horn - RI Youth Philharmonic Wind Ensemble (12)
The Rensselaer Medal (11)</p>
<p>His test scores were a combined 1430 (old scale) and 2110 new scale.
He's taken 3 SAT Subj tests, and earned a 700 (Literature), and two 720's. (Math I, US History)
He took 2 AP exams, and earned a 4 (Literature) and a 5 (US History).</p>
<p>He's thinking engineering, as he loves physics, "it's easy, and it's fun", but loves Liberal Arts/English and Music. He wants to be able to continue playing his horn, and be located somewhere where he can snowboard.</p>
<p>He loves learning, and of all the schools we visited, liked Lehigh Univ. the best.
He's a cheerful person with a wonderfully dry sense of humor, a very non-geek geek who is even tempered, patient, and incredibly hard working. </p>
<p>Money is a major issue, and so I'm hoping he'll do well with merit scholarships.</p>
<p>Any thoughts greatly appreciated, re chances, school suggestions, etc.