View Full Version : A Question for the American's
Hi my name is jodie, and i have a question if you are from the U.S, i am having trouble understanding the American education system, high school mainly, here in aus we have high school starting at yr 7 through to yr 12, and then on to uni, can someone tell me about the u.s system do you have the same as here or is it different, my oldest daughter is currently in yr 12 and she is about to sit for her HSC (higher school certificate), what test do the senior kids sit for in America.Thanks everyone.:wave:
I'm not in America but have looked up this information before
You can find the info here
Hello jodie9, Where I grew up we have kindergarden first which gets kids used to a school type setting. Then I had Elemntary school which is grades 1 through 6. I then had Junior high school which for me was grades 7 through 9 and then High school grades 10 through 12.
Other towns and states are different. Some are 1 through 5 and then Junior High is 6 through 8 and High school is 9 through 12. My high school was not big enough at the time to hold four grades.
I don't remember a certain one test we had to pass to get out HSC or as it was called here our High school diploma. If you got it, it was based on if you got an average passing grade through out your High school years. We did have a test called the SAT that you would have to take if you wanted to go to college.
I hope that helps and if you have any other questions I will try to answer them.
What you need to know is that here, the educational system varies by location. There is no national system, so as you travel from one municipality to another, the fine details change, although the form is generally the same.
Kindergarten -5th grade is generally elementary school.
6th - 8th grades is usually Intermediate School, Middle School, Junior High School or other designations.
Grades 9 - 12 is High School. Again, no real standardized tests nationally, though there is a Scholastic Aptitude Test that is taken that most colleges use as a guide. However, more and more colleges are not considering SAT scores any more.
Here in NYS we have standardized state tests called Regent Exams which most high school students must take in each major subject.
in california it goes like this:
middle school 7-8
some districts require you to pass an exit exam or you don't graduate. There is also the SAT and ACT1 or ACT2 that you can take for acceptance into college/university
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.