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Old 07-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
Bill Haverchuck
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Re: regular high school graduation age

In some states, if not all, the cut-off for when you're expected to start kindergarten is different than it is in Canada. Here, we use December 31st. So if you turn 5 before December 31st of the school year, you're supposed to enter kindergarten. That's the regular pattern. But in the states (I think most of them) the cut-off is either the start of the school year, or September 1st.

It makes an obvious difference for people born between September and December. In the states they start school a year later than they would in Canada. So, you get guys who are turning 18 early in the year during their senior year. Then if they get held back a year, they turn 19 really early as high school seniors.
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