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Students Teach Themselves AP Chemistry

Mater Academy Charter High School in Miami didn’t offer Advanced Placement Chemistry, so a handful of students decided they would teach it to themselves, the Miami Herald reports.

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The AP chem students meet every seventh period. Sometimes, they gather in the school media center. Other times, they’re in a chemistry classroom.

They spend the beginning of their class reading from collegiate textbooks — the kind with tiny print and complicated diagrams. Later, they discuss what they’ve read — and make sure everybody understands. The teens stay on task, even without a teacher keeping watch. Students who score well on the Advanced Placement exam can earn college credit.

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