Primary and Secondary Schools in The United States

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Abbeville Christian Academy

Abbeville, The United States
Abbeville Christian Academy is a private school in Abbeville, Alabama, USA. The school was founded with the goal to offer to society a Christian educational environment, where students can turn into well-educated, well-disciplined individuals with positive self-esteem and leadership qualities. Most of all the school strives to develop the student’s personalities, spiritual values, intellects, and individuality. Great emphasis is put on parental support and participation. Except for its educational activities, the school offers baseball, basketball and football as sports options.... See full description.

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Acton, The United States
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is a reputable open enrollment high school in Acton, Massachusetts. The school serves the Massachusetts towns of Acton and Boxborough. ABRHS has been regularly ranked among the top secondary schools in Massachusetts, and it was one of 39 American high schools named a Blue Ribbon School. ABRHS offers a great variety of subjects, and students have the option of taking CP (college prep), AE (accelerated enriched), Honors, or advanced placement (AP) (college credit) classes, too. The program of extra-curricular activities organized by the school is... See full description.

American Christian School

Succasunna, The United States
American Christian School is a private Christian school based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Established in 1995, the school receives about 100 students from kindergarten to the last, twelfth grade. The school has adopted a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Classical Christian education. Latin is offered at the elementary level, while Greek - in high school. Furthermore, Logic and rhetoric are offered from eighth grade through high school. Another interesting fact is that speech and debate are provided as an elective in the beginning in sixth grade. The school keeps... See full description.

Apache Junction High School

Apache Junction, The United States
Apache Junction High School is a high school in Apache Junction. The school receives about 5,000 students, serving an area that includes the City of Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Peralta Trail Queen Valley and the unincorporated areas of the Superstition Mountain foothills. The school is established in 1952 to currently offer a great variety of educational programs. The institution is also known for its innovative approach to teaching methodology. It follows the mission to help students develop in an envrionment that helps them thrive academically, emotionally and physically. Great... See full description.

Archbishop Spalding High school

Severn, The United States
Archbishop Spalding High School is a private, Catholic high school situated in Severn, Maryland. The school strives to promote Christian values, mutual respect and participation. It welcomes students from all backgrounds and races. The school offers Honors Courses in Art, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics; AP courses in numerous subjects; Aquinas Program Courses, as well as a Pathway to Engineering, which is a is a four year pre-engineering program, integrated into the students’ core curriculum. Extra-curricular activities at the school are very well developed and include Mock... See full description.

Arrowhead Christian Academy

Redlands, The United States
Arrowhead Christian Academy is a reputable private junior high and secondary school based in Redlands, California. The school has made available Advanced Placement and Honors Classes in various subjects, including Mathematics, Social Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Lab Sciences, Language and Literature, etc. Over the years Arrowhead Christian Academy has been receiving numerous awards and recognition for academic excellence. Students have been awarded on various occasions, too. ACA graduates have continued their education in colleges like Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Cornell... See full description.

Ashford Academy

Ashford, The United States
Ashford Academy is a school located in Ashford, Connecticut, USA. It was founded in 1825 and continues to operate, promoting the values of mutual respect and social responsibility. The institution strives to create an environment in which all students can unleash their full potential. It has also adopted a nondiscriminatory admission policy, receiving students from any race and origin. Ashford Academy is an accredited member of the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).

Atlantic Christian School

Egg Harbor Township, The United States
Atlantic Christian School is a private independent Christian school in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States. The institution serves grades K-12 and is co-educational. Atlantic Christian School was established in 1971, while currently more than 100 churches are represented in the school’s student body. All full-time faculty, who teach core curriculum subjects hold Bachelor degrees and have gained an average of seven years of teaching experience. A final point is that Atlantic Christian School is a member of the Association of Christian School International (ACSI) and its... See full description.

Atlantic Shores Christian School

Chesapeake, The United States
Atlantic Shores Christian School is a co-educational institution, offering educational opportunities from pre-school to high school. All programs are biblically-based, while also meeting the highest standards of learning. The main purpose of the institution is to create leaders, who are fully dedicated to their Christian faith, and who are equipped academically and biblically to impact the world around them. Atlantic Shores Christian School is striving to offer top notch opportunities in athletics, fine arts, and technology, too. The curriculum is very carefully designed, aiming to meet... See full description.

Barrie School

Silver Spring, The United States
Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school based in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. The school welcomes students from the age of 2 go 12th grade. Established in 1932, Barrie School currently receives about 350 students, putting a lot of weight on multiculturalism and diversity. The school also focuses on keeping a small student-teacher ratio, ensuring an individualized approach and personal attention. Another distinctive feature of the institution is that they place great emphasis on experiential learning, using their wooded campus,... See full description.

Beck Academy

Greenville , The United States
Beck Academy is an International Baccalaureate School, established in 1963. It was the first public school in South Carolina to be named an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school. Although the school is formed around traditional values, it concentrates on providing up-date, future-oriented education. It pursues the mission to keep a culturally diverse student body, meeting the academic requirements of all of its students. It strives to create a safe, peaceful environment that prompts students to be responsible citizens of the global community.

Bellows Free Academy

St. Albans, The United States
Bellows Free Academy is a US high school, teaching grades 9-12. The institution is situated in St. Albans, Vermont. BFA-St. Albans is the largest secondary school in Franklin county, Vermont, and it runs three different campuses.

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, The United States
Beloit Memorial High School is a public, four-year comprehensive high school operating in Beloit, Wisconsin. The school takes special pride in its modern curriculum based on a 5-Block system. This means that the class schedule is organized into three 80 minute courses, a 40 minute lunch, one 40 minute course or intervention period and either one 85 minute course or two 40 minute courses. Therefore, the school day at Beloit starts at 8:00 am. and ends at 3:18 pm. The average class size is 28 students with an enrollment of 1700 students and 130 full-time certified staff. 80% of the... See full description.

Berea High School

Greenville, The United States
Berea High School is a high school based in Berea, Ohio. It was established in 1882 and was the first high school in the region. Berea High School serves grades nine through twelve.\

Bergen Catholic High School

Oradell
Bergen Catholic High School is an all male Roman Catholic high school established in 1955. It operates in Oradell, New Jersey, United States and receives students in ninth through twelfth grade. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. The institution follows the mission to educate the students’ mind, body, and spirit and form well-rounded individuals, who excel in all aspects of life. Latest technological developments are implemented in the school’s classrooms, and thus Bergen Catholic High ensures that their students are... See full description.

Bishop Brady High School

Concord, The United States
Bishop Brady High School is a small, private, Catholic school serving about 400 students in Concord, New Hampshire. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester. Brady was founded in 1963 and has made available a four-year college preparatory program. It takes special pride in the supportive Christian atmosphere it strives to create for their students. The school’s educational offer consists of AP Courses, which include AP English, AP Chemistry, Calculus BC, AP French, AP U.S. History, Calculus AB, AP Biology; Senior Honor courses in English 12, Latin IV, French IV/V,... See full description.

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School

Pennsauken, The United States
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is a co-educational private high school, serving the community in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. The institution was established in 1954 by the priests and brothers of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate. The school serves grades 9 to 12 and has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1977. The academic program offered by the school consists of honors and advanced placement courses and a great variety of subjects are made available.

Bishop Guertin High School

Nashua, The United States
Bishop Guertin (BG) is a college preparatory private Roman Catholic high school, based in Nashua, New Hampshire. The school was formed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1963 and currently offers subjects, divided into nine departments: English, Social Studies, Computer Science, World Languages, Science, Mathematics, Health and Fitness, Fine Arts, and Religious Studies. Guertin students are able to take courses in these departments at the "Honors," "College Preparatory," or "Advanced Placement" levels. An important point is that the school’s teachers are also available for personal... See full description.

Bishop Hendricken High School

Warwick, The United States
Bishop Thomas Francis Hendricken High School is a Catholic, male, college preparatory high school offering its educational services in Warwick, Rhode Island. A distinctive feature of the institution is that it also offers rigorous instruction in the arts and sciences. The Advanced Placement courses included in the school’s curriculum are English, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, American Government and Politics, Eruopean History, United State History, French and Spanish. Students have regularly been accepted in reputable institutions such as Harvard,... See full description.

Bloomington High School South

Bloomington , The United States
Bloomington High School South is a high school formed in 1965 in Bloomington, Indiana. The high school has organized its educational activities into three 12-week trimesters and class periods lasting 65 minutes. Except for those, students have especially assigned classes to get assistance with subjects, which they are finding difficult. For graduation, an attendance of at least 11 semesters is required as well as at least 42 credits. If students maintain at least 3.0 GPA, they can also earn Indiana's Academic Honors Diploma. Moreover, the school has been providing a wide range of... See full description.

Blue Ridge High School

Greer , The United States
Blue Ridge High School is a high school based in Greer, South Carolina. The institution welcomes about 1,200 students, most of whom live in a rural community. The school takes special pride in the warm, welcoming environment it creates for students. The school has recently undergone a major reconstruction, which has equipped it with renovated classrooms, newly equipped computer labs, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a refurbished cafeteria and auditorium. The technology in the media center has been renewed, too, and so have the sports facilities. Another distinctive feature of the... See full description.

Bosque School

Albuquerque, The United States
Bosque School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school, serving grades 6th thought 12th. The school was established in 1994, and is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The institution is known for its progressive and inventive approach to learning. When students in the institution enter middle school, they take a full schedule of required courses including English, Spanish, Math, Social Studies, Science, fine art, performing art, service learning, and physical education. In the upper school, learners are required to take four years of English, four years of History,... See full description.

Brewster Academy

Wolfeboro, The United States
Brewster Academy is an independent, co-educational boarding school based two hours away from Boston, USA. Established in 1820, the institution currently receives about 360 students in the grades 9-12 as well as postgraduate. The school puts great emphasis on the use of technology during the teaching process, for which reason all students and faculty use laptops, while teachers have access to software tools that allow them to design and teach the curriculum, also ensuring constant communication among students, parents and administrators. Through online portfolios, students post their work... See full description.

Bristol Eastern High School

Bristol, The United States
Bristol Eastern High School is a public high school operating in Bristol, Connecticut, USA. The school was established in 1959 and currently welcomes about 1,354 students in grades 9-12. The school’s mission is to give students a chance of maximizing their individual potential within a safe and caring learning environment. Bristol Eastern High School takes special pride in being recognized by the Department of Education as a Nationally Accredited Blue Ribbon School. The academic offerings provided by the school include Advanced Placement and College Career Pathways, while the diversity... See full description.

Brookeside Montessori School

Bechtelsville
Brookeside Montessori School is a private institution, fully affiliated with the American Montessori Society. The school serves the greater Boyertown community, and has been doing so for more than 30 years. Brookside Montessori’s educational methodology is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori and is dedicated to assisting each child in developing inner discipline, self-confidence and a love of learning. The school receives students in Kindergarten, Pre-K, and elementary, striving to create a diverse, supportive, and caring environment for all. Except for the regular... See full description.

Brooks County High School

Quitman, The United States
Brooks County High School is a school based in Quitman, Georgia, USA. The institution serves grades 9-12, and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school has outlined a list of values, which they follow. These include high student achievement and success for all students, highest quality instruction, based on research and careful decisions; as well as a strong partnership between parents and school leaders. Furthermore, the school has made available a wide range of extracurricular activities for their students. These include Community Service... See full description.

Bryson Middle School

Simpsonville , The United States
Bryson Middle School is an educational institution established in 1954. The school operates in Simpsonville, SC, and serves grades 6-8. Bryson Middle follows the mission to prepare students academically, ethically, and socially for real life. Annual enrollment is about 1204 students, who can take advantage of various unique features and programs offered at the institution. These include Active School Improvement Council, Band/Strings/Chorus Programs, Duke Talent Identification Program, Gateway to Technology Program, and others.

Burke Mountain Academy

East Burke, The United States
Burke Mountain Academy is a private, college preparatory ski academy, based in Vermont, USA. It was established in 1970, and it is the first school of its kind founded in the country. The school welcomes about 65 students each year in the grades 7-12th. The academy admits students with the requirements of ski racing ability, academic achievements, as well as strength of character. Students not only come from the USA, but also from a wide range of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Japan, Norway, Spain, Brazil, Korea, Germany, Sweden, and... See full description.

Burr and Burton Academy

Manchester, The United States
Burr and Burton Academy (BBA) is an independent, coeducational secondary school, operating in Manchester,Vermont. The institution was established in 1829 and has been serving the educational needs of students from Manchester and the surrounding communities of Dorset, Danby, Londonderry, Landgrove, Mt. Tabor, Peru, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston and Winhall. The school offers 155 academic courses as well as ten advanced placement courses. Furthermore, arts at the school are compulsory. They are made available through three separate departments: the Media Arts and Sciences Department, the... See full description.

Butler Montessori School

Butler, The United States
Butler Montessori was formed in 1974 by Sister Mary Giuseppe, R.S.M. of the Sisters of Mercy. The school is a non-profit organization and is state certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools. The institution receives children of all backgrounds and races from the age of three through kindergarten. Butler Montessori School follows the Montessori philosophy that in order for the child to unfold their inner talents, physical and spiritual powers, they need to develop in their own pace in a noncompetitive atmosphere. The Montessori method focuses on Motor and Sensory... See full description.

Calvary Christian School

Plymouth, The United States
Calvary Christian School is an educational institution, founded in 1976 by Calvary Independent Baptist Church of Plymouth, New Hampshire. The school receives students from the ages of four and five through twelfth grade. It follows the mission to deliver Christian education by integrating Biblical principles throughout the curriculum. It aims to achieve not only academic, but also spiritual development for their students, faculty, and administration. As far as academics are concerned, the Calvary Christian School use A Beka Book curriculum as a basis throughout the school. Standard high... See full description.

Cape Fear Academy

Wilmington, The United States
Cape Fear Academy is a coeducational day school based in Wilmington, North Carolina. It welcomes about 630 students each year, serving pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. The school puts great emphasis on sports and drama. About 89% of the Middle School students play at least one sport, while in Upper School, about 90% of students play on at least one team and 53% participate in two or more sports. At the same time, about 30% of the student body participates in drama. The performances held include a range of original and well-known pieces from Shakespeare as well as musical theater. Cape... See full description.

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools

San Juan Capistrano, The United States
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is an organization of schools, aiming to offer excellent educational opportunities, based on the Christian values and mutual respect. The schools include Elementary, Junior High, High School, Homeschool, and an Online School. All these aim to provide a distinctively Christian worldview education and to help students develop as responsible, well-educated individuals.

Carolina Day School

Asheville, The United States
Carolina Day School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school, serving grades pre-k through 12. The school was established in 1987 and operates in the historic Biltmore Forest neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina. The institution is made up of The Lower School (pre-kindergarten- fifth grade); The Key School (for bright students in first through eighth grade); The Middle School (sixth- eighth grade); and The Upper School - ninth through twelfth grade. All these receive about 700 students, while the upper school takes special pride in the fact that their students... See full description.

Carolina High School Academy

Greenville, The United States
Carolina High School and Academy is a free public secondary school in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. The institution receives students in ninth through twelfth graders. It is part of the Greenville County School District, with admission mainly based on the locations of students' homes and the magnet program. The mission of the school is to help students reach their full potential by offering engaging experiences that are academically excellent and socially equitable.

Carroll Christian Schools

Westminster, The United States
Carroll Christian Schools first opened its doors as Carroll Christian Academy in 1973. Since its establishment, the school has been striving to provide quality Christian education to the local community. Each subject at the institution is presented and taught as it relates to the Christian life. In this way, the student can benefit of a well-rounded and useful education, according to Carroll. The divisions at the school include kindergarten, elementary, and secondary. Common subjects taught in high school include Bible, English, Literature, Composition, Speech, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced... See full description.

Cary Academy

Cary, The United States
Cary Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, serving grades 6-12. The institution was founded in 1997, since when it has been strictly following the mission to form a diverse learning environment, where discovery, innovation and excellence thrive. The school has been known with the fact that it puts great emphasis on using technology in the classroom, and therefore all students have tablet computers. As far as the curriculum is concerned, in the middle school students are required to take classes in science, math, social studies, English, foreign... See full description.

Cathedral School for Boys

San Francisco, The United States
Cathedral School for Boys is a private boys' school, situated on Nob Hill in San Francisco. The school is affiliated with Grace Cathedral and was established in 1957. Cathedral School for Boys is known for its choir, the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. Its reputation is also known for setting very high standards. Similarly, high goals are pursued in civic and social responsibility.

Centre Square Montessori Schoolhouse

Blue Bell, The United States
Centre Square Montessori Schoolhouse is an institution established in 1972. It is still owned by its founders - Patricia A. McNicholas and Douglas Thomas. The learning center accepts children from 8 weeks of age through PreKindergarten. Centre Square Academy, which is also Montessori, educates children who are Kindergarten age through third grade. Both schools are situated on the same four-acre campus, which is located on historic Skippack Pike in Blue Bell, PA. The programs offered at the institution are designed with the aim of enabling children to progress from stage to stage in a... See full description.

Childtowne Montessori School

Churchville, The United States
Childtowne Montessori School is a pre-school and kindergarten based in Childtowne, USA. It was established in 1969 as a non-profit, racially non-discriminatory toddler, preschool and kindergarten program. The institution follows the mission to preserve, promote and practice the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the method. Each class is guided by a Montessori trained directress and an assistant. Except for the regular toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs, the school has made available various weekly enrichment programs. These include classes relating to... See full description.

Clinton Christian School

Upper Marlboro, The United States
CSS is a Christian school which devotes itself to the teachings of the Bible. The teaching approach is to love children as God loves them. The performances led by the students in the school programs are considered as acts of worship. The faculty and staff place immense importance to God and His truth. The school holds great pride in dedicating each Sunday by conducting a morning session to preach the message of God. The school also has a very interesting program known as PTF (Parent-Teacher Fellowship). It is a student development program to engage parents and teachers to form an... See full description.

Collegiate School

Passaic Park, The United States
Collegiate School was established in 1895 as a private college located in Passaic, New Jersey. The study not only prepares students for admission to colleges, but also places importance to other areas of enrichment such as art, music and dramatic programs. Classes are small, accommodating a maximum of 15 students, which ensures individual attention to enhance learning.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Carbondale, The United States
Colorado Rocky Mountain School was founded in 1953, just 30 miles away from Aspen, Colorado. The school provides excellent learning through a challenging college-preparatory academic program, an evening routine that links students with recreational activities and outreach programs. The school’s curriculum integrates three key dimensions: Academic, activeness and community involvement. The academic programs cover History, English, Maths, Science, Spanish and arts, coupled with athletics, work crews, wilderness and fall & spring trips. Furthermore, the (HS) 2 summer programs offer 45... See full description.

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School

New York, The United States
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is located between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue and was established in 1764. It is one of the few schools having the lowest student to faculty ratio in whole of New York - less than 7:1. This ensures an environment of individual attention, catering for each student’s unique needs. The teachers place immense importance on the students’ temperament and character so that they can develop strong foundations of self-belief and self-worth. The school building is one of a kind, comprising computer & science labs, five art studios, 3 libraries,... See full description.

Community High School District 94

Chicago, The United States
Community High School District 94 serves as an academic institute to West Chicago and regions of Carol Stream, Warrenville, Wheaton and Winfield. The curriculum of the CHS District 94 is based on three components: learning, leadership and living. The school has a policy for having high expectations for its students so that they know they have to perform well. The Education Foundation is the central foundation for providing educational excellence to all of Community High School students. The foundation is a non-profit establishment.

Cornerstone Christian Academy

Ossipee, The United States
Cornerstone Christian Academy was founded in 1985. CAA provides educational services form pre-school to 8th graders. The syllabus entails a phonetic approach to reading & writing, foreign language classes, instructions in creative arts, Christian centered approach to science, computer based instruction & practice and after school programs & clubs. CAA partners with Carroll County’s Mountain View Nursing Home for the personal enrichment of students and the development of the community. CAA offers a range of programs as an outdoor winter program, mentor program and the summer reading... See full description.

Country Day School

Largo, The United States
Country Day School located in Pinellas Country, Florida was founded in 1974. The School provides program of study for 2 year-old children to 8th grade. The teaching methodology focuses on enhancing the potential of each student and fostering individualized learning. Small teacher/student ratio makes it easy to cater each student’s individual needs. The school organizes specialty camps for students in grade 1-8, focusing on a particular skill or interest for e.g. art, music, drama, cooking, science, sport and technology. The school also has its own Country Day Stables residing in campus... See full description.

Country Hills Montessori

Springboro, The United States
Country Hills Montessori was established in 1977 to provide half day programs for 3-6 years olds in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. The school provides daily interaction between students, residents and Healthcare staff in order to develop caring & mature students. A very low student/teacher ratio aids in individual learning also cultivating a child’s natural desire to learn. The classroom material is designed to offer a series of chronological, scheming and sensorial activities that fills the gaps between concrete and abstract learning.

Croton-Harmon High School

Croton On Hudson, The United States
Croton Harmon High School is a public school located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, United States. The school serves students from 9-12 grades. It is equipped with numerous facilities like a gym, large classrooms and a library. The school offers classes in Biology, Macroeconomics, Physics, Calculus, Spanish Language, French Language, English Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, Environmental Science, World History and US History. There is a time capsule within the school buried by the class of 2006 to be opened in 2056.

Cumberland Christian School

Vineland, The United States
Cumberland Christian School, positioned in Vineland, New Jersey started its operations in 1946 to serve students in pre-kindergarten till 12th grade. The school has around 1000 students enrolled, studying in a diverse academic setting. The teaching approach adopted in the school is to focus on student’s abilities & needs and develop a biblical overview of the world. The school is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and School (MSA).
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About Primary and Secondary Schools in The United States

The public education system in the United States caters to students ages 5-18, beginning with kindergarten for the nation’s youngest students.  Kindergarten in America serves as a gateway to primary school.  It is during this first year of formal education that students are officially introduced to books, reading and educationally-based activities that help develop motor skills.  More importantly, perhaps, kindergarten helps children learn to socialize with their peers in a large group setting, and to learn to work and play cooperatively within a more disciplined system than to what they are accustomed.

The school day in kindergarten is shorter than in other primary school grades, typically spanning 3 ½ to 4 hours, and although only one teacher is employed per classroom at this level, there are normally a number of parents who volunteer their time to assist with activities and supervision.

Primary Schools in the United States

Following kindergarten, U.S. children embark upon a primary school journey that will span 6 years, each of these constituting a new grade level.  From Grade-1 through Grade-6, the classes in primary school are taught by one teacher (and sometimes an assistant).  Each of these teachers is required to possess, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in liberal studies and a “multiple subjects” credential.  The latter of which is awarded after a one-year post graduate teacher preparation course that involves specific instruction in teaching methods and theory, classroom management and a mandatory period of student teaching under the direction of a certificated teacher in a real classroom.

Each grade in primary school has a set curriculum developed by the state, one that becomes increasingly more advanced with each grade level.  Students are instructed in a wide range of subject areas, including English and grammar, mathematics, science, history and social studies, as well as music, art, computers and physical education.

Secondary Schools in the United States

As it is in many countries, the secondary education in the United States is divided between two types of schools:  junior high school (also referred to as middle school) and high school.  When combined, students will receive six years of secondary education.

Junior High School

In the U.S. the number of years a student attends junior high school depends on the state.  In some states, this period will comprise three years—7th, 8th and 9th grade—while in others it will consist of only two years—7th and 8th grade.  Either way, the total time they will spend in secondary school (junior high school + high school) is 6 years.

Unlike primary school, and the one teacher model, in junior high school students will have several different teachers, each trained in a specific subject matter (mathematics, history, science, etc.).  These teachers also have to possess an undergraduate degree and a teaching certificate, only in this case that credential is for a single subject.

High School

In high school (9-12 or 10-12) students are required to take certain subjects according to their grade level.  As a graduation requirement, most schools will require 4 years of language arts, 2 years of foreign language, 3 years mathematics, 2 years history/government, biology, chemistry and physical education.  Subjects such as art, music and drama are offered as electives, as are courses in the classics, physics and computers.

To qualify for a high school diploma, students must receive passing grades in each of the required subjects mentioned above and pass a high school exit examination.

Most high schools throughout the country also offer a vocational track during the final two years of high school.  These programs, which are designed for students with no interest in attending university upon graduation, help give students a head start in life by offering training in a number of different career fields.

In addition to academics, most public U.S. high schools offer extra-curricular activities to the benefit of their students.  These include sports teams, cheerleading, newspaper and yearbook, drama and debate clubs, and cultural groups.

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