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Features of education in the United States

Features of education in the United States are in a multi-level complex system, on the basis of which a logical and consistent chain is built. Due to this, American educational structures are considered among the best in the world.

Features of getting education in the USA — photo of a kindergarten teacher in Miami — American ButlerUS Education System

A noteworthy fact is that the US Constitution does not control the educational system, allowing state authorities to independently resolve issues related to education. It is worth noting that the indicator of the degree of literacy depends on the financial capabilities of families. What are the levels of schooling in the US?

Studying in the USA can be carried out both in English only, and in several at the same time (relevant for diasporas and national areas with a high rate of foreigners).

Among educational structures, the following are often noted:

  • preschool education;
  • high school, starting from primary;
  • higher education institutions.

The academic year is divided into three equal trimesters, starting from the autumn and ending with the summer. Classes can begin in late August or early September and last five days a week. The end of each trimester is marked by a short vacation.

Secondary education in the USA

Preschool education

The structure of education in the United States begins with pre-school institutions that prepare future students of institutions. The age category begins with three years and ends with five years. In some states, a certificate is required before entering high school. Institutions of this type can be both private and public.

The structure of education in the USA — photo of a student in the university library — American ButlerElementary and middle school in the USA

Schooling in the United States is divided into several stages. It always starts with an elementary school, encompassing an age category of five to twelve years. Most subjects are taught by one teacher who reads an established program that includes both humanitarian and precision subjects.

A bias is being made towards studying the native language of students. Classes are distributed through an IQ test, which determines the level of knowledge of students:

  • C — students with a low rate;
  • B — students with an average knowledge score;
  • A — gifted students.

Secondary school (middle school) assumes the presence of students from eleven to fourteen years. Students acquire knowledge over three years from different teachers specializing in specific subjects. Among the areas of knowledge that must be present, there are English, natural sciences, physical education and mathematics. At this stage, a choice of optional subjects is possible. All students are divided into two classes - regular and advanced.

High school

In high school attended by children with fourteen of eighteen years. All students are separated by compulsory categorization, which includes three levels of different training:

  • academic;
  • professional (students gaining mainly practical knowledge about the future profession);
  • multidisciplinary (obtaining general knowledge on the basis of which it is impossible to work by profession or enter college after graduation).

Studying in the USA — photos of American school buses — American Butler

Vacation training

The education system in the United States implies the existence of special camps, which are divided into categories based on the knowledge gained. The most popular options include learning English and training in sports, theater or photography.

For foreign students, this is a great opportunity to learn useful skills. American Butler offers the following options for visiting American educational institutions:

  • annual training at a public school under the experience exchange program;
  • studying at a private school;
  • obtaining the right to permanent residence in America and the subsequent selection of the educational structure for training.

Higher education in the USA

Higher education institutions in the USA are called colleges. The admission procedure provides for the presentation of not only a certificate of maturity, which is obtained by school graduates, but also a personal profile, test results and relevant certificates.

The system of education and training in the USA — photo of the campus at one of the US universities — American ButlerAll US universities are divided into four categories according to area of knowledge and type of study. By field of knowledge there are:

  • colleges, whose direction is associated with research activities;
  • agricultural institutions focused on obtaining practical skills regarding agricultural technologies (land-grant);
  • here the field of knowledge studied and applied in practice is aimed at the marine industry (sea-grant).

Often in colleges, all students have the right to choose subjects of interest to them. Consequently, there are no academic groups that are required to attend a fixed schedule. Thanks to the optional distribution, the acquired knowledge does not lose its relevance.

There are four main types:

  • two-year colleges (equivalent to the first 2 years of a university);
  • four-year colleges (obtaining a bachelor's degree);
  • community colleges;
  • vocational schools.

After graduation from a community college or vocational school, a graduate awaits a certificate. Passing a two-year or four-year education means obtaining a bachelor's degree, respectively. After this, further postgraduate studies at one of the universities are possible.

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