High School in America
High School Buildings
Lockers – a place where students put their books after class.
In between class students
like to hang-out by their lockers.
Most High Schools have a pool.
Swimming is a popular sport.
High School Cafeteria – where students eat.
What do American students eat for lunch?
Fruits, vegetables, milk, salads, sandwiches, pizza, etc.
American students never eat rice or noodles for lunch!
Cafeteria food is does not taste very good.
What do you eat for lunch?
The Gymnasium – or just Gym
What is the Gym used for?
The gym is also used for student performances.
How do American students get to school?
On a School Bus!
In America the driving age is 16 years old.
So some students drive to school.
How do you get to school?
Students in America can look very different from each other.
American students can be all different colors.
Some American students even look Chinese!
? What sports do you play?
? In American High Schools students play a lot of sports.
? Such as…………..
Track and Field
They are a group of girls that cheer for their team
Cheerleaders and Football players are often boyfriend and girlfriend.
During High School Football games there is always a Marching Band that will play music.
Some American High School students like to play instruments.
Do you play an instrument?
are the traditional instruments in China?
Some American students like skateboarding.
Other traditional student activities
? Prom ? Yearbook ? Home Coming Parade ? Senior Prank
Prom – a night where students dress up in fancy clothing and go to a dance.
Yearbook – a photo album that has pictures of everyone in the school.
Students will have their friends sign their year book.
Homecoming is a day that students show their pride in their school. They make big floats and have a parade before a football game.
Senior Prank – student who are about to graduate play a joke on the school or each other.
Students covered their principal’s car with paper.
Students filled a hallway with balloons and paper.
More Senior Pranks
Students filled a classroom with candles.
Students pour water on teachers.
High School Teachers
What subjects to American Students learn?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Math Science Biology Chemistry Algebra Geography Economics Art Cooking
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Spanish German French English Literature History Physical fitness Music Etc…….
What subjects do you learn about?
The SAT (America’s 高考)
The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States.
The current SAT Test takes three hours and forty-five minutes to finish, It costs $50 to take. Possible scores range from 600 to 2400. Students are tested on Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing.
The SAT is not the only thing that matters for getting into College.
In general the SAT score is not the most important part of a College application. A college application also allows students to write an essay, have letters of recommendation, list classes taken, describe volunteer work, extracurricular actives such as sports, student organizations, etc.
Graduation! After four (4) years of high school students will graduate.