k there is a lot of leeway as some students have yet to take the SAT or ACT. If your son is an honor roll student, top 15% of his class, with some AP courses. I think that is a good starter, and welcome anybody to tell me different.
Other than SB and HF, I've been wondering if "academic showcase" is just another hook to separate us parents from our money. The only qualifier for some local and PG "academic showcases" is "3.0 GPA and above." lol