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Some parents blast Largo High IB

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January

For years, Pinellas County students on track for a prestigious International Baccalaureate program knew they'd get the best. If they could get in. They were either headed to Palm Harbor University High, where the IB program is consistently rated one of the best in North America, or to St. Petersburg High, where the IB program is a big reason the school has climbed as high as No. 25 in Newsweek's annual list of best high schools.

But no more.

Last month the Pinellas School Board approved the creation of a new IB program at Largo High School. Now, IB-bound kids in a big swath of central Pinellas will go to a D-rated school that many of their parents don't think is good enough.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:44am]

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