OT: School systems
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 12, 2003, 22:34|
daniel andreasson wrote:
> Garth Wallace wrote:
>>Where I come from, junior high is two years, and middle school comes
>>right before that. Kindergarten (grade 0) through 3rd grade are
>>elementary school, 4th through 6th grade are middle school, 7th and 8th
>>are junior high, and 9th through 12th are high school.
> Just to clear up the Swedish school system:
> Age 7-9 : lågstadiet 'low stadium'
> 10-12 : mellanstadiet 'middle stadium'
> 13-15 : högstadiet 'high stadium' i.e. approx. junior high
> 16-18 : gymnasiet, which is approx. like high school
> You graduate in June so half of the people have turned 19
> by then. And it's possible to start school at age 6. And
> that's about it.
> Låg-, mellan- and högstadiet are compulsory. Gymnasiet is not,
> but I think 96% or so go on to gymnasiet anyway. Then we have
> university/högskola ("högskola" is NOT the same as "high school").
> University is of course free.
You're saying that just to make me jealous, aren't you? I'm still paying
off my blasted student loans.