28. High School in the U.S.

After middle or junior high school, U.S. students to high school. Going to school is free the United States, including high schools. Students do need to pay tuitions, and even textbooks and are free. Of course, we are talking about schools. If parents choose to send their kids private schools, they need to pay very expensive . High school is the last four years of that students in the U.S. are required to by law.

High school students are divided by . It begins at 9th grade and finishes with grade. Some high schools, even public high schools, admission exams or an application process. Public schools students based on where they live. In order successfully complete high school, students have to complete series of core classes including math, English, science, , a foreign language, and gym or physical education. usually can also choose to take electives, or courses in a subject that interests them. Some schools in the U.S. have exit exams that are required to pass in addition to completing courses in order to graduate and earn a school diploma. A law called the No Child Behind Act requires high schools that get federal to make students take a standardized exam every . A high school diploma is required for students want to continue on to college and is a minimum requirement for any jobs.

High schools are designed to prepare students for college. Some schools offer specialized skills so that students can work after graduation without going to college. Those called vocational high schools. In high school, some have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) . These are college level classes. If the students an exam after taking AP classes, they can college credit. In high school, students move from to class throughout the school day.