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Getting into High School and College in America

A very dry description of the application processes in America.

Submitted by jackcket

February 20, 2023

Estimated time: 10-15 minutes

My students are currently going through high school entrance exams, so I thought I would tell them how the other half lives! They weren't really that interested, but maybe someone could jazz this up and do a better job. If I did it again, I might focus only on the biggest difference, that you don't need to apply to high schools, and just skim over everything else. It's an opportunity to share American culture!

I would recommend this for third year junior high students or older. (Because they relate to it more, and because the content is difficult.)

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  1. ChetBorneo February 21, 2023

    Thanks for this from an Englishman. Im often asked about the process in the UK and US and I have no idea about the US so this is actually very useful.

  2. majime February 21, 2023

    very informative , as I am often asked about the (non) entrance exam system in the States...and I had forgotten about the ACT, even though I was required to take it after entering university in my Freshman year...several decades ago...lol

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