Sorry to keep posting here, but would you guys mind telling me how the high school curriculum works in the CT/NY area? Do kids take the same subjects from Year 11 to Year 12, or do they take a stream (humanities, commerce, science etc.)? While I'm at it, do people actually use freshman, sophomore, junior and senior in HS, or is that more a uni thing (or does it not even exist anymore)? I was wanting this for extra accuracy in my BSC fic, by the way.
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2014 9:07:00 GMT -5 by mistrali
I grew up in PA, which is close enough to CT that I'd assume it would be pretty similar.
-Yes, the terms freshman, sophomore, junior and senior were commonly used in high school.
-at my high school, generally everyone was required to take 1 math, 1 science, 1 English, and 1 social studies/government class each of their four years of high school. But that individual subject would usually be different every year. Like, for me in high school, my math classes were: freshman year: trigonometry sophomore year: geometry (I might have freshman/sophomore year reversed) junior year: pre-calc senior year: AP calc
Your other classes would be other stuff...phys ed, health class, art, music, home ec, tech ed, foreign languages, etc.
Does that answer your question?
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It varies from school-to-school. A state will set standards, but there is a lot of room for variation. One thing you could do is take a look at this: curriculum.princetonk12.org/Curriculum/High_School/Program_of_studies_2012-2013.pdf This is for Princeton, NJ, which is what Stoneybrook is based on. (Don't know why they put it in Connecticut.) You could also look for a high school in Fairfield County, but it's hard to find a school that would be the exact analog of SHS.
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