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Any BCS Grade 12 student, who is in good academic standing and has a GPA in excess of specified percent can apply for early admission to ACC. They must enroll in equivalent courses at ACC to required courses at BCS for high school graduation. Generally, this includes English, Economics, Government and Physical Education. Because of the current BCS curriculum, Math and Science requirements for graduation are usually met by the end of Grade 11. Students are still BCS students and may participate in BCS extra or co curricular activities, unless they are enrolled in similar activities at the college level which, by NCAA regulations, prohibit them from any further high school athletic involvement.

The tuition is fully paid by the students if they are full time at ACC. This is not to be confused with students at BCS in grades 11 and 12 who can take 1 collegiate course on line while they remain full time students at BCS. Those courses do not require parents to pay any tuition. For more information, students should contact Mr. Showers or Mr. Cicarelli.

Biggest full moon on Dec. 12

Did you see the big full moon on Friday, Dec. 12? Perhaps you weren't sure if you were seeing things. It was seen as the biggest full moon of 2008. Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. It appeared 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than other full moons during the past year, according to NASA.

On that Friday night it was just 221,560 miles away compared to a norm of 238,855 miles. Tides were higher that night, too. Earth's oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher.

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