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Differences Between High School & College

High School
College
Special Education
Section 504 / ADA
Resource rooms
No "special" classes
School assigns curriculum
Choice of curriculum
School indentifies students
Students self-identify
5 day week - structured
Much less structure
Counselors "check up"
Student is responsible to seek out counseling, if needed
Parents get reports
Parents may not get student's grades without student's written permission
Class 30 hours per week
Class 12-18 hours per week
Study time varies 2-10 hours/week
Study time 20-30 hours/week
Worksheets, extra-credit projects
Lecture, reading, exams
Exempt from certain exams
No exemptions - accommodations