National vs. AP exam dates

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National vs. AP exam dates

Postby gneissisnice » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:14 pm

In case you were wondering, Nationals coincides with a few days of AP exams. Assuming you leave thursday morning, you'll miss (in order): Macroeconomics, World History, Microeconomics (all on thursday), and on friday, Human Geography, Spanish Lit, Latin Lit, and Latin Vergil. This is just so you know.
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Postby Pleiades » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:36 pm

that's awful. do you think they'll change the date? or is it already set in stone?

and a question for you guys that have been to nats - This year it looks like the actual event competitions will be on a saturday. Can you fly in friday night or do you have to be there earlier? The reason i ask is because if we go [which we probably wont] my friend doesnt want to miss school on thursday or friday so she was thinking about taking a plane after school on friday to get there in time for the competition on saturday. We probably wont even end up going but this year is the year that we have the best chance

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Postby gneissisnice » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:39 pm

Well, on friday, there is the parade of states, and most importantly, the swap meets, which NO ONE wants to miss. Also, experimental is still the day before, i believe, and since youre flying from Massachussets, leaving Friday might not give you a lot of time to get settled in an everything. And its kinda stupid, since theyre both national events. They should learn to coordinate better. On the bright side, I took world already and im not taking any of the other ones.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Postby Pleiades » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:09 pm

I just linked her to this thread and her response was "I couldn't care less about a stupid swap meet" :o so it looks like she'll take a different plane on Friday. She told me that she doesnt even want to go to nationals but i've been trying to tell her that it would be really fun but she just doesnt care. oh well, we probably wont go anyway so i guess it doesnt matter

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Postby SiegeLord » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:17 pm

I like your teammate's style, Pleiades! She knows her priorities. 8-)

Incidentally, I believe that there are make up dates for AP exams, so this might not be an issue for people anyway.

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Postby gneissisnice » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:39 am

Thats good to know. And Pleiades, your friend has obviously never been to a swap meet, or she wouldnt be saying that. It is immensely fun, and you get a whole lot of cool stuff from other states. I started a keychain collection from the swap meets. I got some cool ones, and its a good way to meet people from other states. Of course, if you arent taking any AP exams on Friday, it may just be easier to leave thursday afternoon. There, problem solved.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Postby ScienceIsMyLife » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:48 pm

that really is retarded. i mean, how do they not look at when APs are? although im with gneissisnice, i already took world history and human geography and i personally dont have to deal with the other ones. but not everyone on the team can say the same...
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Postby gneissisnice » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:51 pm

Yeah, 5 of our strongest people have AP world to take =(. Fortunately, most of those arent even offered at my school, save world, and Latin.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Postby andrewwski » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:03 am

ScienceIsMyLife wrote:that really is retarded. i mean, how do they not look at when APs are? although im with gneissisnice, i already took world history and human geography and i personally dont have to deal with the other ones. but not everyone on the team can say the same...


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Postby eathousemd » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:35 am

I'm the one that pleiades was mentioning above.
I'm not stupid just because I don't want to go to a swap meet, I just feel that school is more important than socializing with strangers.
strangers are scary!!!
I'm usually a nice person, just in MA. Sorry!
I'm a good person in Chicago Illinois too. I love their cheesecake! Mmmmm Cheesecake.
If I were to swap, I'd swap some MAINE lobster for some Cheesecake. Mmmmm cheesecake.
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Postby eak227 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:06 am

Ok people. Science Olympiad Nationals > AP tests.

All AP tests have a make up date 2 weeks later. You can easily sign up for those if you're really overly concerned about it. Nationals is a once in a lifetime (ok a few times if you're lucky) chance to have fun and compete against people.

Leave on Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. You need to go have fun. If you can just do make up tests what does it matter? Go take a few days off from the studying and have a ton of fun.

What you should be way more concerned about is the IB schedule. IB has no makeups, so those of you in IB German, or ITGS or Music Theory or whatever else is going on Thursday/Friday, I am very sorry.
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Postby eathousemd » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:17 am

Hell no! I'm not taking AP tests...I'm not even in High school yet!!! I did make Wind Ensemble much to my delight though. I don't really see the point in going to Nationals anyway, it's just learning the material and owning at it. Plane rides are kinda cool though, as long as you get those little pretzels on board. My school can't afford plane rides, it can't even afford PAPER.

Wow, you guys skip to conclusion really fast.
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Postby andrewwski » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:51 am

I have about a 1/1,000,000 chance of getting to nationals, so this doesn't concern me at all.

If the AP make ups would definitely be open to people going to nationals, I don't see an issue. If I was to miss just one AP exam...heck, I'd do it without a doubt.

I can't believe someone is saying that nationals isn't worth it. I'd be absolutely ecstatic to make nationals. Actually, I'd be absolutely ecstatic to make states. In my competitive region of NY, it's quite an accomplishment to make it past regionals. Our team hasn't been to states in 6 years, which is two years before I was on it, and it'd be the highlight of high school if we even make states this year (but we've got a good shot if everyone tries hard enough).

If I got to nationals, I don't care how much it'd cost to get there. I'd walk there before I decided not to go. I'd spend three days on a bus. Five weeks in a balloon. Whatever. It's an extreme accomplishment and a once in a lifetime chance...I don't know anyone who wouldn't have regrets if they didn't go.

But...it's still kind of stupid that it was scheduled during AP's. Most people who take a lot of AP's spend about four weeks in zombie study mode.
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Postby bearasauras » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:24 am

For all of you talented ones, you know how busy you are every weekend between March and May... Regionals, State, AP's, IB's, SAT's, Science Bowl, Ocean Science Bowl, and the list goes on. It's unfortunate that nationals ends up during the same week as the AP's test, but I think it also depends on when the hosting site is available. For those of going to nats, hope you'll be able to take the makeup AP exams.

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Re: National vs. AP exam dates

Postby gneissisnice » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:58 pm

Eathousemd obviously is not a true science olympian, since he does not know the number 1 rule: SCIENCE OLYMPIAD > EVERYTHING. Its the law.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats


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