I had been waiting for a response to be posted ontheir website, and they said no later than Friday. Well, Friday came and went with no response. So this morning at 6AM, I woke up and got some ChapStick. I decided to check the page for the lulz and shook my mouse. I switched over to Firefox, which had been reloading the page every 10 seconds all night long, and my status had changed from Applicant to Finalist, which means "accepted". I promptly checked to make sure I wasn't dreaming and then screamed "I DID IT!!!", waking up my mom in the process. I am so damn happy right now. To give a little insight on why this is such a big deal: Only rising high school juniors can enter Public boarding school, that means free room and food Tuition waiver, that means FREE COLLEGE Only 300 people in the entire state of North Carolina get in each year Regarded as a highly elite school, teachers at my current school talk about students who went there like they are legends My parents are giving me a new laptop for getting in, and it's a fully wireless campus Offer a shitload of college-level classes and other classes not available in any other high school To get in, I had to take the SAT as a sophomore (got a 2020), get three teacher recommendations (English, science, and math), a guidance counselor recommendation, take their math and writing tests, and answer all the questions on the application. I can't wait until next school year starts.