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American Public School System
Transcript of American Public School System
Who's who in high school?
9th grade = Freshman
10th grade = Sophomore
11th grade = Junior
12th grade = Senior
Grades and Types of Courses
-Lockers are in middle schools and high schools.
-Every student has his or her own locker.
-Students may keep their coat, backpack, lunch, school books and other things in the locker.
Homecoming is usually in the beginning of the school year.
Students vote for a Homecoming King and Queen. The King and Queen are announced at the football game on the day before the dance.
Prom is the dance for juniors and seniors at the end of the school year.
Private or State-Funded
Ages 3 - 5
Focus: social skills
Focus: school readiness
Middle School or Junior High
6-8, 7-8, 7-9
Required Classes for Middle and High School
Social Studies (US History, Civics)
Home and Career Skills
Visual Arts and Music
Library and Information Skills
Grades: 9-12 (10-12)
The Public School System of the U.S.
11th Grade: College Testing
Nearly 3000 4-year universities and colleges
High test scores, well-rounded extracurricular acitivies, and grades
Cost per year:
Scholarships, Grants, Loans
Atheltics, Academic, Minorities, Women, Art, Community Service
Average loan debt for an American student:$30,000
Extra Curricular Activities and School Events
Pep Rallies and Spirit Week
Honor Society awards,
Over 60 Clubs at some HS
School Newspaper and many more
Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf , Soccer, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Waterpolo
Basketball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Cheerleading,
Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Tennis, Swimming
AP Courses (Advanced Placement)
The International Baccalaureate Program
A Usual Day
The school bus would come to my neighborhood at
, we get to school a bit past
and class starts at
. If you are a junior or senior, you can drive to school.
If you arrive after 8:20, the doors are locked, and you have to go to the security office to show your school ID with a 10-digit number and bar-code to get in.
There's breakfast served everyday, and many kids who come from low income families get free lunch eat breakfast in school. Since there are so many students there are 4 different lunch times in the day.
kids in the school, nearly
kids in my grade, and around
kids per class. We have four
-minute classes a day. We have those same
classes everyday until the semester is over in mid-January.
subject, and the students have that teacher
semester for 90 minutes a day, so students don't usually know their teachers very well.
School ends at
and if I take the bus home, I don't get there until
Different Educational Choices