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2018-07-30 11:56:56

Education in Los Angeles after the 8, 9, 10, 11 grades

Education in Los Angeles after the 8, 9, 10, 11 grades

Education in America is a great chance to get a high-quality education, which is recognized in most countries of the world, and also start building a career in an international company.

Los Angeles is the second largest city in America, known as the "city of angels." In addition to the world-famous Hollywood, this city is also famous for its scientific and educational potential. Los Angeles - this is one of the largest educational centers in the US, there are about 40 higher educational institutions. It is also known as the center of the electronic and aerospace industry. Los Angeles is famous for its success in the field of economics.

For foreign students, the advantage is the opportunity to combine instruction in a high school or university and rest. In Los Angeles, students will find a huge number of interesting attractions, museums, restaurants, shops and much more. Students will be able to stroll through the Hollywood Walk of Fame or see the famous HOLLYWOOD inscription throughout the world.

Another undoubted advantage is the mild climate and a large number of foreign students, which allows students from other countries to feel at home.

Education after 8, 9 grade

American students aged 15-16 years are studied in 9-10 grades of high school. For foreign students, it is possible to enter the same classes and receive an education on a par with American students, which makes it possible to master not only the curriculum, but also to improve the level of the English language and to find friends.

Education in America usually takes place under the American High School Diploma program. This program is aimed at preparing students for admission to the university and includes the study of 6 basic disciplines. This course is aimed not only at studying the academic program, but also at improving and developing the creative, athletic, personal qualities of students. The educational program ends with a diploma of secondary education.

Also, some schools may accept other educational programs that meet all the requirements for the state's educational programs.

Typically, schools make the following requirements for applicants (may vary depending on the school):

  • English language is not lower than 4.5-5.0 by IELTS or 41/70 by EF test
  • Report card
  • References from the class teacher, teachers
  • Certificates or other awards for sporting, creative or academic success.

TOP-10 schools in Los Angeles:

  1. Los Angeles Enrichment Research Center
  2. Downtown High School of Business
  3. Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School 
  4. School of the Media Arts Alliance and Entertainment Design
  5. Alliance Gertz-Ressler Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex
  6. Mark and Eva Stern Alliance - Mathematics and Science
  7. Senior School "Alliance Dr Olga Mohan"
  8. Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter High School
  9. Foshay Educational Center
  10. Charter Academy Bright Star.

Education after 10 grade

After the 10th grade, students can enter the 11th form of the American school. Recall that in the US 12 classes, that is, after the 10th grade, students can enter the last 2 years of the educational program. It is during these 2 years that American students study the subjects of the chosen program - IB or AP.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a traditional two-year US university program. After passing the exams, students receive a diploma of full secondary education. This certificate is accepted in many countries of the world. The program is aimed at comprehensive preparation of students for admission to higher education. The peculiarity of this course is that the students pass almost the university program of the first 2 semesters for the chosen profession.

Another option is the international two-year program International Baccalaureate or IB Diploma, recognized throughout the world. Note, however, that this program has become less widespread in the US. This course is also aimed at improving the skills required for admission to the university. Program IB has a more integrated approach to the study of selected disciplines.

Education after 11 grade

Foreign students who have received a certificate of full secondary education at home can enter universities in the United States. However, many universities may require an internal test to check the academic knowledge of applicants, as well as the results of internationally recognized tests of English.

Another option is to enter a community college. After the completion of such a college, students receive a certificate of incomplete higher education, the so-called Associate Degree. This certificate gives the opportunity to go to work or continue education in the chosen specialty, moving immediately to the third course.

TOP-10 universities in Los Angeles:

  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • McClenn's Claremont College
  • College Scrips
  • Pomona College 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • University of Pepperdine
  • Pitzer College.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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