Do colleges, and/or coaches, evaluate GPA and high school reputation when considering students for an athletic scholarship? My 2011 sons attend a high school that is routinely ranked as one of the top 100 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. Not only is it tough academically, but they also use the A=93-100, B=85-92, etc grade scale versus the A=90-100, etc that some other schools use. As a result, their GPA’s (2.8-ish) tend to be a little lower than their peers, and I’ve read where student-athletes need to get their GPA over 3.0. They haven’t taken the SAT yet (March), but based on their PSAT scores, they should be at least 1100+. They’re currently getting some private tutoring to help prepare for the SAT. Since their high school has a very good academic reputation, we mention it in their profile that is sent to college coaches. Any insight would be appreciated.