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    enroll in a high school

    When I was a middle school student, I decided to enroll in a high school that l wanted after middle school graduation.(graduating from middle school)
    1. Does "enroll in a high school" make sense instead of "enter a high school"?
    2. Do both "middle school graduation" and "graduating from middle school" make sense? Are they the same?


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    #2

    Re: enroll in a high school

    1. Yes, it makes perfect sense.
    2. Yes, they mean the same thing.

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    Re: enroll in a high school

    In Korea, the whole school system is composed of elementary school(6 years), middle school(3 years), high school(3 years) and university(4 years).
    Even if we say "middle school" to Americans or UK people, would you be able to understand it as your equivalents of "junior high school" or "secondary school"?

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    #4

    Re: enroll in a high school

    Yes, except secondary schools and high schools are the same.

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    #5

    Re: enroll in a high school

    When I was a child, this is how it worked (in my region of the UK):

    First School: Age 5 to age 8
    Middle School: Age 8 to age 12
    High School: Age 12 to Age 16
    Sixth Form College/Technical College: Age 16 to 18
    University: Age 18 to age 21/22

    Nowadays, as I understand it, it's:

    Primary School: Age 4/5 to age 8
    Junior School: Age 8 to age 11
    High School/Secondary School: Age 11 to age 16
    Sixth Form College/College/Technical College/Vocational (?) College: Age 16 to 18
    University: Age 18 to age 21/22

    For as long as I can remember and for the next couple of years, the age to which one could/can legally leave school was/is 16. However, in the next couple of years, all students must stay in full-time education until the age of 18. I don't know if some secondary schools will then take students all the way through from age 11 to age 18 or if those students will still move on to a college at 16 and stay until they're 18.
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    Re: enroll in a high school

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In Korea, the whole school system is composed of elementary school(6 years), middle school(3 years), high school(3 years) and university(4 years).
    Even if we say "middle school" to Americans or UK people, would you be able to understand it as your equivalents of "junior high school" or "secondary school"?
    Many US school districts call the schools with grades between elementary and high school middle schools. Others call them junior high schools. The grades which middle schools cover vary. Seventh and eighth grade are nearly always included, but some include sixth through eighth, some include seventh and eighth only, and some include seventh through ninth. I'm sure that other arrangements exist here and there, too.

    To add to the confusion, school administrators often tinker with these assignments, so they aren't even constant in any given school district.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: enroll in a high school

    What about enroll at a high school, instead of enroll in a high school? Can't we use "at"?

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    Re: enroll in a high school

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post

    2. Do both "middle school graduation" and "graduating from middle school" make sense? Are they the same?
    As ems noted in another thread earlier today, we don't graduate from school in the UK; we simply leave school. The only time we graduate is when we gain our bachelor's degree.

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    #9

    Re: enroll in a high school

    What about in the states? Does it make sense to say "I graduated from high school"?

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    Re: enroll in a high school

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What about in the states? Does it make sense to say "I graduated from high school"?
    Yes. Graduating from high school is a major step in young Americans' lives.
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