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Programs Provided by schools that extend the school day and provide programs and activities that support students social and educational needs.
Assigning children to a grade level according to their age.
Schools formed by public schools and private groups as alternatives to existing public schools.
A credit awarded for successfully completing a high school course and used in determining graduation requirements and college admissions.
Provide free public elementary/secondary education under a charter granted by the state legislature or other appropriate authority.
Comprehensive High Schools
High schools that serve a large and diverse student body and provide a wide range of services and curricula to students.
Started in 1965, the first early major childhood program subsidized by the federal government provides comprehensive services to low-income students and their families.
Designed to attract diverse students from all over the district or attendance area and to address issues of equity in course and program offerings. Many magnet schools have a particular curriculum or program emphasis.
Preschool and Prekindergarten (pre-K)
Programs that serve children ages 3-5.
An administrative unit empowered by a state to run a community's school.
Instruction aimed at providing students the specific skills and levels of competency necessary to move through the educational system.