While graduation rates are rising and dropout rates are falling, rates of college readiness have room for improvement. Learn what to make of new data released by the NYC Department of Education.
High school is a several year education program for children generally between the ages of 12 and 18. It usually (but not always) ends with a transition to college. High school focuses on a base of essential coursework in the core subjects (history, science, math, art, literature, etc.). High schools can be public or private and can offer different forms of diplomas, such as the AP or the IB.