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Why Leave I.B?

Known for its academic accomplishments and academic talent. Jay Joshi decided to leave I.B his senior year.

Matt Blake and Josselyn Cantellano

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At the height of success, this man decided to stop. Jay Joshi is a senior who had been in the I.B program until now. He decided to switch to traditional.

In IB the students chose the classes they want to go more into depth in. “Me being a math and science person, I decided to take math and physics as my first choices,” said Joshi. To him it was interesting learning all the new material that is not  provided for traditional students.

The hard work and mass amount of material caught up to Joshi after three years. Loss of sleep, heavy stress and a loss of interest in the I.B diploma cause Joshi to start to weigh his options.

He left the IB program because he he was tired and there was a lot of work that he had being in the I.B program

Before getting into it he recommends for people to do their research, and make sure they are prepared.

“People need to know what they are getting into, it is a lot of work,” said Joshi.

“Since freshman year there were hard classes. I’d get B’s and C’s then later went up to A’s and B’s, then finally around straight A’s, and now can be straight A’s,” Joshi said. Being in traditional gives him the time and ability to do even better with his grades. Because of this he does not regret leaving the I.B program.

“I needed to focus more on myself. I had a high level of stress in I.B,” said Joshi. Now at his senior year, Joshi realized the best thing to quit the routine that was causing him so much stress.

Now Joshi does not stay up late at night to study, he is still a hard worker and still strives for good grades but the struggle for him is gone. This year Joshi wants to start applying to colleges and keep working hard for good grades in traditional.

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