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    Posted November 8, 2010 by
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    PACE Student


    My son has been a PACE student and an IB high school student. He has taken College level courses during his junior and senior years in high school and is now applying for the honors program at several universities for next fall.  It has been alot of work to keep his education on track because so many of the programs require community service and that means having to take him to different locations and use alot of his time doing what should be vol. activities. If they are required for graduation how can they be vol. activities? When I was a high school student I was not required to do all of these service hours and now it has become the thing to do in most honor programs. It is such a waste of time and effort and it turns the kids off from many of these activities because they are required and the teachers pick activities that they want the kids to do, They do not approve of activities that the kids want. I am glad he is finally going to an honors program at a University where he will learn to do something meaningful and productive that will lead to professional employment and not continue with the worthless community service activities he has had to do in high school which benefits no one but the teacher.

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