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.
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.
SCHOOL TRADITIONS Elementary School: Spelling bees & science fairs. Middle School: Sports games, school dances.
TRADITIONS cont. Highschool: School dances (homecoming, prom, etc.) Sportsgames (especiallyfootball and basketball) SeniorPrank
EducationFacts There are private and publicschools. Mostprivateschools are religious. K-8th grade requiredbylaw. Schoolsize and qualitydepends a lotonthelocation (state, urban/rural).
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?