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February is “get it done” time for IB science students. Lab hours are a huge demand of IB science classes. Standard level students need 40 hours of actual time spent in laboratory work over the course of a year and a half where as higher level students must tally 60 hours. These must be done by some time in early March and there are no allowances for not hitting these marks. If these levels ae not reached, no IB credit can be earned in that science class, which means the dream of an IB diploma is over. These are large amounts of hours to accumulate and all IB diploma candidates must have at least one science class on their transcript. This years chemistry seniors are almost there and just in time. All of the standard level students are at their level or within 1.5 hours of the requirement. The high level students are all at 10 or less hours to go by the early March deadline. All have a plan for how they will be done on time and the teacher is confident that those plans will work, but we have to applaud all of our seniors for working hard to meet the very demanding standards necessary to achieve that coveted IB diploma. Keep up the good work seniors, the light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter, but remember nothing is over until it is over.
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Jennifer Whetter, Lecy Campbell and Jamison Fletcher are HL chemistry seniors working hard to hit that 60 hour level in their science classes. All three of these girls have two science classes and must meet the demanded level of lab hours in both of their science classes, 100 hours for Jennifer and Jamison and 120 for Lecy.
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