Education [Part I]

United States of America

Education in the United States is provided by public schools and private schools.
Public school is free. 88% of school-age children attend public schools.
Private schools sometimes is free, depending on your location; about 9% attend private schools, and nearly 3% are home-schooled.

K-12 Education includes Childcare, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School (a total of 12 years minimum)
Preschool: Childcare, pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten (varies)
Elementary School: First grade - Fifth grade (5 year program)
Middle School or Junior High School: Sixth grade - Eighth grade (3 year program)
High School: Freshman/9th, Sophomore/10th, Junior/11th, Senior/12th grade (4 year program)
For Adults above 18 years old transferring from another country or area, GED tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills.

Higher Education includes Community College, University, State University, Graduate School, Medical School, Law School, Adult School, Continuing Education, Vocational School
Community College: Associate degree (2 to 4 year program)
University or State University: Bachelor degree - Undergraduate study (4 to 6 year program)
Graduate School: Master degree (2 to 4 year program), Doctor degree (5 to 7 year program)
Medical School, Law School: Graduate Level - Specialized Academic degree (4 to 10 years program)
Continuing Education: Post-Associate, Post-Bachelor, Post-Master, Post-Doctor program (varies in length)
Vocational School: certification programs, job training programs (sometimes associated with Continuing Education)

Adult Education includes Adult High School, Distance Learning Program, Community Education, Senior Care

Other Type of Schools may include: Boarding School, Charter School, International School, Language School, Adult School, Religious School, Regional School, Summer School, Special School, Virtual Online School, School with Exchange Programs, Art School, Military School, Reform School, etc.

One Word of Caution for all your education enthusiastic.  It may never be what it seems to be.  For school, work and leisure activities, you might be on the road, transferring between schools, being signed for a special assignment, and encountering many temporary part-time jobs.  Many people are quite content staying home and doing nothing at all, been cheerfully supported by community programs that's lot more rewarding than going to vocational schools and finding a real jobs that will last.  In addition, many people in the neighborhood may never have this experience, and they will be making up stories to fill their time.  If you ever doubt or question, you could be the odd person out.  Life seems to be so unfair, at times.

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Telephone Numbers

Social Security Service: toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
Food Programs: toll-free SNAP information line at 1-800-221-5689
National Hunger Hotline: toll-free at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) in Spanish.
Second Harvest Food Bank Hotline: toll-free at 1-800-984-3663
Medicare Hotline: toll-free at  1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or TTY number: 1-877-486-2048
Walgreens Hotline: toll-free at 1–800–WALGREENS (1–800–925–4733)
GNC Hotline: toll-free at 1-877-GNC-4700 (1–877–462–4700)
Unemployment Benefits and Job Training: toll-free at 1-866-487-2365 or 1-877-872-5627 (TTY 1-877-889-5627)

Free Disposal Services: toll-free at 1-800-GOT-JUNK or 1-800-468-5865
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: toll-free at 1-800-SA-TRUCK or 1-800-728-7825
Donate a Car: toll-free at 1-800-CHARITY or 1-800-242-7489

National Suicide Hotline: toll-free at 1-800-784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: toll-free at 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 or (1-800-799-4889) in Spanish.
National Suicide Prevention Text line: toll-free at 1-800-799-4889
National Domestic Violence Hotline: toll-free at 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline: toll-free at 1-800-572-2782
Post Abortion Counseling: toll-free at 1-800-228-0332
Child Abuse Hotline - Dept of Social Services: toll-free at 1-800-342-3720
Substance Use Treatment Hotline: toll-free at 1-800-488-9919
Trans Lifeline: toll-free at 1-877-565-8860
The Disaster Distress Helpline: toll-free at 1-800-985-5990

Job Corps: toll-free at 1-800-733-5627
US Department of Labor: toll-free at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
US Department of Labor (Wages): toll-free at 1-866-4-US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243) or TTY: 1-877-889-5627
FEMA (Disaster Recovery): toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY: 1-800-462-7585
VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs): toll-free at 1-800-698-2411 or TTY: 711
Union Pacific Railroad: toll-free at 1-888-877-7267
Internet Essentials: 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)
Affordable Connectivity Program:  1-877-384-2575

Affordable Low-income Housing Voucher: toll-free at 1-800-955-2232
Equal Opportunity in Housing: toll-free at 1-800-669-9777

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