high school in america， after middle school comes high school， which includes grades 9 through 12。 students are required to take certain subjects like english， social studies， math， science， and physical education。 in addition， they choose among elective subjects to complete their high school education。 electives include subjects in technology， music， art， and foreign languages。
each student in the school has their own locker for books and personal items。 this convenience saves students from carrying textbooks， and allows students a small space they can decorate with posters and favorite objects。
cheating in any form is strictly prohibited in american schools。 and in fact， high school students usually don‘t cheat。 a student caught in plagiarism， forgery， or copying another student faces severe discipline， even expulsion。
school activities each school holds certain yearly activities for the entire school body， such as homecoming， prom night， holiday celebrations， etc。
homecoming is celebrated each fall， usually on a weekend， and events leading up to it may last all week。 while homecoming is celebrated differently at each school， it usually includes a parade and the crowning of the homecoming king and queen， and ends with a football game and school dance。
the prom is a formal dance for students in grades 11 and 12， and is generally anticipated as the most important social event of the school year。 it can also be a time of anxiety， as boys have to work up the courage to ask a date to the prom， and girls hope the right boy invites them。 these couples dress in formal clothes — girls in long gowns， boys in suits。 some students even arrange a limousine and driver for their group of friends to arrive in style！ at the prom， students dance， have snacks and drinks， and chat。 prom usually ends with a prom king and queen being announced and crowned on stage before an envious audience。
besides hosting events for holidays such as the fourth of july and halloween， individual high schools often have their own special events。 one day might be “inside out/backwards day，” where students and teachers should wear their clothes reversed all day， perhaps walk and speak backwards， and even go to classes in opposite order。 and some schools hold contests where， if certain academic goals are met， the principal will kiss a pig， shave his mustache， or dress as a woman for the day。
sports most high schools have at least one sports team that competes in local events， and all students are encouraged to be involved in athletics。 schools often offer football， baseball and softball， basketball， volleyball， tennis， and soccer。 some may even have sports like golf， swimming， gymnastics and cross-country skiing。
jobs many high school students have part-time jobs by the age of 15 or 16， some even earlier。 their first jobs are often babysitting or cutting lawns， but later they will likely get a job at a fast-food restaurant， video store， or clothing shop。
driving sixteen years old is legal driving age in most states， and students usually want to own a car as soon as they can。 some parents allow their children to drive a family vehicle， and may even buy a car as a graduation present。 others prefer that their sons and daughters earn enough to purchase a used vehicle。 regardless， many teenagers feel it‘s a necessity to own a car， and will do whatever it takes to be able to drive。
June 6th Thursday Sunny
This afternoon a young American friend called Mike came to our school. He visited our lab, library and school factory. At five o'clock he had a free talk with some of my classmates. I was lucky to be one of them.
Mike spoke English slowly and carefully, so we could understand what he said. We talked about our English study for about an hour. Before he left our school, I asked him in English, "What do you think of our school?" He answered with a smile, "Oh, it's wonderful!"
This is the first time for me to talk with a foreigner in English. English is really userful.
6月6日 星期四 晴
Dear Jack ,
I’m really glad to hear from you and know how you are getting along.__________
I’m really glad to hear from you and know you are getting along. I think it is common for you not to get used to the life there. Here I have some suggestions for you. First of all, you should respect local customs and involve yourself in the native’s lives. Just as a saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Secondly, don’t forget to communicate with American students and make friends with them. Friendship will bring you happiness. What’s more, it is better for you to take more outdoor activities with your friends, which may help you relax and have fun. Finally, mind your own manners and remain modest and honest when getting along with your friends.
I hope you can adapt to your new life soon and enjoyed your stay there.
Keep in touch.
fortably warm, and fall temperatures are pleasantly cool.
years ago, people in the cold parts of the united states didnt often get fresh vegetables and fresh fruits (新鲜水果) during the winter. today, however, trucks and trains carry fruits and vegetables very quickly to all parts of the united states.
in this way, americans "send their climates" to people in other states.
As the saying goes: women kiss offer more to its parent when no memory in young. I have also recognized but I turn to. I do not know who is not often youyue. My first kiss from memory dedicated to love people in my most beautiful years. Who ever thought that things were always against.
Los Angeles,known as LA,locates on the west coast of the states,which is the second largest city in America.West coast is known for the incredible weather year round.Days are longer here in August,and it's pretty warm in the evening,so summer is the best time to visit LA.There are a lot of stuff to see here in LA,for example,Hollywood,Disneyland and China Town as well as Korean town,etc.Basically,LA is one of the few international cities around the world,where you can taste authentic cuisines from many other countries.Southern California is a very relaxing place,people go to beach,museums and games just to escape from a week of hard working.You should definitely come here for your summer vacation.I will be your tour guide for sure.