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~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Its just 2 years. They graduated high school in the UK at like age 16 I believe."


but they have 2 years of college then university, so it's not really the same

Nufan 18 kids; Missouri 1743 posts
17th Aug '12

I was held back so i graduated when i was 19

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
17th Aug '12

soo... people are born different years (not counting those held back etc) in high schools? That's odd.



Here everyone is born in the same year, unless there's something special, lol

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
17th Aug '12

Depends on where you start school and when your birthday is. The district I was really strict and in would not let you start if your birthday was after September 1. Since I'm a September birthday, I started school a couple weeks before I turned 6 and graduated 4 months before I turned 19. Some of my classmates turned 18 after we graduated. I know several people who were able to start school at 4 in California because they turned 5 before January.

*BREE* Due January 18 (boy); 1 child; Maryland 4852 posts
17th Aug '12

I was 18. My bday is in February I graduated the end of May.

❥Me&Boogaman 1 child; Columbus, Georgia 3000 posts
17th Aug '12

I was 18. Just turned 18 3 months before graduation.

Bangarang 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26657 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting ~Betta~:" soo... people are born different years (not counting those held back etc) in high schools? That's odd. Here everyone is born in the same year, unless there's something special, lol"


Yeah it's weird. Some states have cutoff dates in August or September, some states say every kid born in _____ year gets to go. SO's state was that way but mine was cut off August 1. I prefer the by-the-year way better.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11310 posts
17th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Rach♥:</b>" Depends on where you start school and when your birthday is. The district I was really strict and in ... [snip!] ... we graduated. I know several people who were able to start school at 4 in California because they turned 5 before January. "</blockquote>




This is exactly what happened to me. I am also a September baby. And a lot of my class had a lot of September babies so we all kinda fit in lol.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
17th Aug '12

When I graduated I was 17, turned 18 in October.

MommyofSpartan's 2 kids; North Carolina 234 posts
17th Aug '12

I was 17. How many years of school do you have in Sweden? Or what age do you start going to school?

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting ~Betta~:" why was he older when he graduated if his birthday was later in the year?"

Because if your bday is after Sep 1, you start the next school year. His bday is in December, so instead of starting Kinder in '97 he started in '98

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting MommyofSpartan's:" I was 17. How many years of school do you have in Sweden? Or what age do you start going to school?"


We have 12 years + kindergarten, so 13 years. We start the year we turn 6 and graduate the year we turn 19. I was 18.5 when I graduated

MommyofSpartan's 2 kids; North Carolina 234 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting ~Betta~:" We have 12 years + kindergarten, so 13 years. We start the year we turn 6 and graduate the year we turn 19. I was 18.5 when I graduated"


Same with us 12 years plus kindergarten. I was 5 when I started Kindergarten. Just the way some places have birthday cut off's.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
17th Aug '12

I graduated when i was 17, i turned 18 just like a month later.

~RJS~ Stockholm, Sweden 4528 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting MommyofSpartan's:" Same with us 12 years plus kindergarten. I was 5 when I started Kindergarten. Just the way some places have birthday cut off's."


that must be so confusing xD