Yale has always been my dream university, but I started off high school with a very bad freshman year so my GPA weighted is a 4/4.5 (expecting it to rise to 4.1-4.2/4.5, because I'm having a very, very good year right now). (FYI, Naviance says the average accepted from my school is a 4.15). 1560 SAT, 800 Math II, no hooks, pretty good ECs (I'm captain of an academic competition team which placed top-10 in the nation last year, but I'm not sure if that'll count for much...). I'll for sure have very good teacher recs too. Will they not bother with my application because of the GPA? What else can I do to improve my chances?
Please don't be afraid to be blunt and lay in, I appreciate the honesty. Thank you all in advance!