May 27, 2012
Within the United States there is a basic school system which is followed in most regions. There is a progressive system from Kindergarten (typically begins around age six) to First grade all the way through Twelfth grade. Some parents opt for an additional beginning year prior to Kindergarten commonly referred to as Preschool, but not every child attends this year. Each school year typically starts in September with a break a day break for a few holidays, a week break in December into January, a few additional breaks for federal Holidays another week break typically in March or April and the end of the year in the first three weeks of June. Most school calendars also allow for emergency days, which can range from in climate weather to power loss. Most of the school day is devoted to the core subjects of Math, History, Reading, Writing, and History with varying degrees of difficulty as the students age increases. Many schools are also incorporating a Foreign Language with these cores subjects and also offer various art programs. There is also a mandatory physical education and health program for the various grades. No matter the school district, this system is pretty universal.