Your grades and commitment to school is a key factor for colleges. Admissions teams will look for individuals who take challenging high school courses, that there is improvement in grades over time, and overall GPA. However, this is not everything that their decision is based on.
More importantly, I believe, will be how you market yourself a whole individual, not just the numbers you produce. Specifically, college admissions team will look for someone that is involved in extracurricular at school, volunteers in the community, or has additional commitments or circumstances that may effect their grades in school.
You will have the opportunity to describe your whole self through resumes and college essays. You will also have the opportunity to ask for others to support your college journey through letters of recommendations. This is where teachers, coaches, mentors, managers, etc. have the opportunity to recommend you to a college based on their relationship with you and how they view you as a potential college student.
Best of luck in your college access journey! Stay positive.
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