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Wednesday 01st of August 2007 06:51:02 PM

There are different kinds of high school...in every one almost all subjects are compulsory.
High school is usually 5 years long (from 15 to 19)

LICEO CLASSICO: humanities (including ancient latin and greek) and some scientific subjects
LICEO SCIENTIFICO: humanties (including latin) and more hours of scientific subjects
LICEO ARTISTISTICO: some science and humanities, a lot of hours of drawing and art history.
LICEO LINGUISTICO: 3 foreign languages and literatures are compulsory (usually ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN OR SPANISH)
LICEO PSICOPEDAGOGICO: here students study psicology and educational systems.

ISTITUTO TECNICO: some humanities, a lot of economy, geography and law.

ISTITUTO PROFESSIONALE: it is the school for who want to become mechanic, electrician..

Wednesday 01st of August 2007 07:33:58 PM

High School is four years long starting at 14 years old
Mandatory Classes

Math: For at least 7 semesters
Science: For at least 7 semesters (mandatory chemistry and biology courses)
Arts: At least four semesters of preforming/visual art
Language: At least 1 language for 8 semesters
English: At least 8 semesters
History: 8 semesters

Wednesday 01st of August 2007 07:35:01 PM

High School is four years long starting at 14 years old
Mandatory Classes

Math: For at least 7 semesters
Science: For at least 7 semesters (mandatory chemistry and biology courses)
Arts: At least four semesters of preforming/visual art
Language: At least 1 language for 8 semesters
English: At least 8 semesters
History: 8 semesters

Wednesday 01st of August 2007 08:56:08 PM
the Netherlands

Middelbare school - middle school, or high school.

There are about 4 different kinds of high school, age from 13-18.
Going from the lowest form of education to the highest:
VMBO: pre-vocational secondary education (4 years)
MAVO: junior general secondary education (4 years)
HAVO: senior general secondary education (5 years)
VWO: pre-university education (6 years)

Nowadays you have to choose certain profiles, like
- Culture and society, or
- Economics and society, or
- Nature and Health, or
- Nature and Technology

In the good old days (when I went to school), about 5 years ago it was different, then you could choose whatever course you liked, for example, physics, chemistry, French, German, biology etc. For MAVO you had to choose 5 subjects, HAVO 6 and VWO 7. But this has all changed now.

Wednesday 01st of August 2007 09:15:11 PM
US-Florida-Lake County: 4 years long

9th grade (freshman year)
10th grade (sophmore year)
11th grade(junior year)
12th grade (senior year [last year yay])

1 Credit= a full term of one class

We have a block schedual fall term we have four classes then the spring term we have four new classes.

Science- 3 credits (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry)
Math- 4 credits
English- 4 credits (11th- American Liturature 12th- English Liturature)
History- 3 credits (10th- World History, 11th- American history, 12th- American Government/Economics)

Electives- doesn't matter how many credits, they just fill in empty slots for classes.

Thursday 02nd of August 2007 03:07:23 AM
In Argentina there are two kinds of High School, and several orientations; if you live in Gran Buenos Aires you will be under the Polimodal system, while in Capital Federal and the rest of the country they have the Secundario system.

Polimodal: After kindergarten you get in 1st year (when you're 6), 2nd, 3rd until 9th (14 years old). Then 1st year of Polimodal, 2nd and 3rd (17. You usually finish it with 18). Then you're ready for University. No College or nothing.

Secundario: After kindergarten you get in 1st year (when you're 6), 2nd, 3rd until 7th (12 years old). Then you have from 1st to 5th year of Secundario.

It's all kind of the same, just a few differences, though.

And then there are the orientations (modalidades). For Polimodal:
·Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Humanities and Social Sciences)
·Comunicación, Arte y Diseño (Comuncation, Art and Design)
·Economía y Gestión de las Organizaciones (Economy and Organizations Management)
·Ciencias Naturales, Salud y Ambiente (Natural Sciences, Health and Evirnoment)
·Producción de Bienes y Servicios (Goods and Services Production)

And for Secundaria:

Thursday 02nd of August 2007 12:45:04 PM
In Russia, 11-year old children start secondary school. Unlike primary school where one teacher teaches maths, Russian, geography etc., in secondary school different subjects are taught by different teachers. In my school, algebra and history started in the 5-th grade (11-year olds), biology and 2nd foreign language - in the 6th, physics - in the 7th and chemistry in the 8th. After the 9th grade students could leave school and start professional education to become nurses, industry workers, gardeners, tailors etc. Those who stayed studied two years more (they studied astronomy for one year and had some electives, like translation, history of English-speaking countries, social studies etc.) After this they could enter universities. Some of the 10th and 11th graders had the so-called "technical specialization" - they had more maths lessons per week than the "humanitarians" who had more history lessons.

Thursday 02nd of August 2007 01:16:10 PM
The Philippine setting:

Highschool is a four-year term, usually starting at 13 years of age (or 12, depending on how old one finishes elementary).

Freshmen year English (some schools offer other languages too), Speech, General Science, Basic Algebra, Philippine History, Home Economics, Values Education, Filipino, IT, Physical Education

Sophomore year English (Grammar), Technical Writing, Filipino II, History II, Geometry, Biology, IT II, Values Education II, Physical Education, Music and Arts, Home Economics

Junior Year English (Communication), Advance Biology, Chemistry, Values Education III, Asian History, Filipino III, Journalism, Geometry, Trigonometry, IT III, Home Economics, Physical Education, Music and Arts

Senior year English (whatever), Physics, Advance Chemistry, Math IV (Probabilities and Statistics), Calculus, Literature, Physical Education, Music and Arts, IT IV, Filipino, World History, Values Education

I might be forgetting other subjects. So far, those were the subjects I remember. Some schools offer more elective subjects and special classes on Saturdays.

In usual cases, high school in the Philippines is a 8-hour (all subjects inclusive) session a day in a week. One spends an hour in a one-unit subject, and 2 in 2-units. In some some schools, students belonging to the 2 upper sections are given additional subjects extending their regular school hours from 8 to 10.

Friday 03rd of August 2007 11:01:06 AM
US: High School Varies from State to State and even County to County in the US. Rexy and I both live in Florida but I live in Polk County so it's different.

You start at 14 (I'm 14 I'm starting on August 20) and lasts 4 years. Each school year lasts 180 days and you stay from 7-2 each day.

9th Grade (Freshman year)
10th Grade (Sophmore year)
11th Grade (Junior Year)
12th Grade (Senior Year)

I believe I'm required to get:

4-5 Credits in Math
4-5 Credits in English/Literature
1 Credit in P.E.
6 Credits for Electives
3-4 Credits in Science
3-4 Credits in History/Geography/Economics
1 Credit in Foreign Language

That's what in takes to get a diploma.

Oh and to pass the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) which is the Florida Standardized test Created because of the No Child Left Behind Law.

Boo FCAT the easy test that ruins the Florida education system!

Friday 03rd of August 2007 11:08:20 AM
Originally posted by roberto_it

LICEO PSICOPEDAGOGICO: here students study Psychology and educational systems.

Just a little spelling error. :)

Sunday 05th of August 2007 02:33:12 AM
Estonian high schools.: In here we call "high school" classes 10-12. Typical high school is where you take a lot of different subjects, the only thing that differs between classes is how many lessons you have on each subject. Some classes teach more subjects like languages, History and less Maths, others on the contrary more Maths and Physics, and some specialise on Biology, Geography etc.
At the end of class 12th, you may choose whichever exams you want, not depending on which class you attended to, we must write an essay in Estonian, and it is useful to take an exam in foreign language, 3 exams are compolsury, plus 2 school exams, I took 5 final exams instead, then there were no need for school exams. You can take 10 too if you want, noone forbids.
We also have schools after basic school (Basic school ends with class 9th), where you can become a builder, electrician etc, they also give high school education but it cannot be compared much to typical high schools because in my opinion the quality of teaching is worse, if one studying there wants to go forward to university, he should work a lot on his own and hire a private teacher.
I wonder how many grammar errors does this text contain...

Thursday 09th of August 2007 07:29:45 AM
In Scotland, you start high school after 7 years of primary school, usually at the age of 11 or 12. Your courses in your first and second years are a combination of everything, and before your third and fourth years you have to choose 8 subjects (consisting of English, Maths, a language, a science, a social science and three subjects of your own choice) for your Standard Grade course. At the end of your fourth year you sit your Standard Grade exams (the levels being Credit [the most difficult], General [average] and Foundation [easy]) Education after the age of 16 is not compulsory in Scotland, so you may leave to go to college etc after your fourth year or anytime after this year. During your fifth year, you can sit Higher or Intermediate courses, Higher being more difficult than Intermediate (which is recommended for those who did not achieve a Credit grade in their Standard Grade exam or for those who are new to the subject). In fifth year, you have your own choice of subjects, although English and Maths are not compulsory as Higher subjects anymore, it is recommended that you take them to be accepted into university. At the end of fifth year, you sit your Higher or Intermediate exams (awards being A, B, C, D and fail [As and Bs are the grades expected for those applying for university]). In sixth year, you may participate in Advanced Higher courses as well as Highers and Intermediates. You can choose between 3 and 5 subjects to study, but usually sixth years are expected to take part in organising school events, look after younger pupils etc, and would be recommended to take no more than 3 subjects. Again, the exams take place at the end of this year. All results come in early August.

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