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  • 1. The U.S. Education System
  • 2. LEVELS
    Kindergarten
    Elementary School: 1st-5th grade
    Middle School: 6th grade- 8th grade
    High School: 9th-12th grade (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • 3.
  • 4.
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  • 6. GRADES
    Kindergarten – 6th grade: most schools use checks (√) with + or -.
    6th grade – university: students are given an A,B,C,D, or F.
    C is usually considered a passing mark. Anything below a C- is a failing grade.
    Although C is passing, it is considered a bad grade.
  • 7.
  • 8. HighSchool
    In highschoolstudentstakeclasses in allsubjects (math, science, literature, art, physicaleducation, history, etc.)
    Someclasses are required, and othersyou can choosefrom.
    Participating in clubs isveryimportant. It can helpyouget in to a betteruniversity.
  • 9. SCHOOL TRADITIONS
    Elementary School: Spelling bees & science fairs.
    Middle School: Sports games, school dances.
  • 10. ORGANIZATION
    Elementary and Middle Schools
  • 11. High School
  • 12. TRADITIONS cont.
    Highschool:
    School dances (homecoming, prom, etc.)
    Sportsgames (especiallyfootball and basketball)
    SeniorPrank
  • 13. EducationFacts
    There are private and publicschools. Mostprivateschools are religious.
    K-8th grade requiredbylaw.
    Schoolsize and qualitydepends a lotonthelocation (state, urban/rural).
  • 14. DISCUSSION
    Whatdifferences do younoticebetweentheeducationsystem in the U.S. and theeducationsystem in Spain?
    Whatweaknesses and strengthsdoestheSpanisheducationsystemhave?
    Whataspects of the American system do youthink are positive? Which are negative?

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