Honors Chemistry Reflection

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It was back and forth for a while. My guidance counselor would call me down to his office to discuss the idea that my high school was going to cut the AP chemistry class for the following year and I had to pick a new science class for my junior year. When I asked why he told me that there were only eleven people signed up for the class and that they wanted fifteen to keep it open. To be fair it was understandable that most people would not want to sign up. Many found honors chemistry to be incredibly difficult and would be happy to be rid of it once they finished their final in June. I however, found it to be an incredibly interesting class and I did not find it to be overly challenging. My biggest complaint about honors chemistry was that …show more content…
When we were finally able to speak after two hours of waiting one of the others that were with me opened explaining his reasoning for wanting the class to stay open. He spoke incredibly well and, while rationally I knew that it was good that he did, it made me even more anxious knowing I had to follow that up. It was obvious that the members of the school board did not want to be there or listen and five students saying how they wanted to keep a chemistry class open. We all took turns speaking, while everyone on the board was acting as if this topic of conversation was dull in comparison to the riveting conversations about budgets, when it was my turn to speak I just focused on not making eye contact and getting my point across. I spoke about how our school was turning away from AP in favor of IB and while IB is just as challenging, they weren’t thinking of replacing AP chemistry with IB chemistry, they were just going to get rid of any higher level chemistry. I went on to explain that chemistry was something I was thinking of pursuing in college and by cutting this class, they may very well change what I would be doing in college and where I would be looking to apply. I closed telling them that 14 out of the 15 necessary students had signed up and that it was ridiculous

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