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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000561.txt from 2000/04

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.us>
Subj: [kl] FW: [kl] grades
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 13:20:06 -0400

I originally sent this to Rien privately, but since there was a request to
send it to the list so others could see the reply, here it is.

Nancy

Nancy E. Buckman, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland 21012 USA
nebuckman@-----.us

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Buckman, Nancy
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 12:04 PM
> To: 'rstein@-----.nl'
> Subject: RE: [kl] grades
>
> Rien,
>
> A freshman is in the 9th grade, a sophomore is a 10th grader, a junior is
> an 11th grader and a senior is a 12th grader. I work at a community
> college (two-year school), which is the common term for "junior college"
> in the year 2000. We are structured like any other college or university
> of modern times. We offer credit courses for transfer to any four year
> school and classes in continuing education, which are non-credit. Our
> campus is divided into three schools. I work in the School of Health
> Professions, Wellness and Physical Education. If you would like to know
> all about my school and how it is set up, go to www.aacc.cc.md.us . That
> is the college's web site and there is all sorts of information there. If
> you would like an Anne Arundel Community College catalog, send me your
> address and I will snail mail you one. If you have any other questions,
> just ask. Hope this helps.
>
> Nancy
>
> Nancy E. Buckman, Technical Assistant
> School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
> Anne Arundel Community College
> Arnold, Maryland 21012 USA
> nebuckman@-----.us
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rien Stein [SMTP:rstein@-----.nl]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 7:22 PM
> To: klarinet digest
> Subject: [kl] grades
>
> In their mailings US-American people talk about grades in school. When I
> worked in the USA in 1968 I was a short time teaching mathematics in the
> highschool my girl friend attended ("Hapeville hihg"). In this school I
> taught freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, but never heard anyone
> talk about "twelfth grade" or the likes of it. Can someone explain it to
> me?
>
> In October that year I joined an excursion into the Alleghannies to watch
> the turning of the leaves. We had lunch in a junior college, where the
> main
> subjects were house keeping and gardening. In this country you learn that
> at
> age twelve in some "lower" types of secondary school, not in college, so
> ever since, I have been intrigued by details of the American educational
> system. I am well aware it is off topic, but if someone is willing to
> explain it to me, I will be thankful. Of course it can best be done by
> private mail
>
>
> Rien
>
>
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