What is education?

Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.

The word 'education' is from the Latin educatio, which means bringing up.

Formal education occurs in a structured environment with the explicit purpose of teaching students. Most school systems are designed around a set of ideals that govern all educational choices in that system.

Education in america

The first american schools were in the 13 original colonies in the 17th century.

The United States has school systems in every city, usually categorized by their counties.

Other countries do not have the same kinds of schools or education systems as our country does.

For example, Centennial High School is a part of the Fulton County School system.

US schools are also categorized by their levels, also known as grades.

The levels are ordered:

Elementary School-



1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th grade

Middle School/Junior High-

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

High School-

9th grade/Freshmen

10th grade/Sophomores

11th grade/Juniors

12th grade/Seniors


College, however, is optional for students, whereas school levels such as elementary school, are necessary according to the state.

For example, if a student does not show up to school for a long period of time, or does not show up to classes habitually, the student may be punished. This is called truancy. Truant students can earn themselves punishments such as ISS (In School Suspension), or others. The parents of these students will be notified after the student reaches a certain number of absences, and can even go to jail as a result of their students never ending up in class.


Schools in the US usually each have their own logos, mottos, colors, clubs, mascots, sports teams, and reputations.

For example, Centennial has sayings like:

"It's a great day to be a knight"


"Our best days are ahead"

Centennial also has its own teams and clubs.

The school mascot is a Knight.

The knight theme is also carried throughout the school, such as how school programs are named after medival knights or how the prom was held at a museum and titled "A Knight at the Museum".

The centennial colors are black, blue, and white, and the school logo is a capital blue C.

The school also has teams and clubs, in addition to more aspects of the high school.

Centennial's football team is also notorious, and holds many records, as well as many other sports teams at the school.