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Old 10-18-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I was 18 my entire senior year, a few of my classmates were 19 during the year.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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These kids, and there are a few of them, will be getting their learner's driving permit IN EIGHTH GRADE!
Yea, that blew me away last day of middle school dropping my son off, the car in front of me, the driver got out, was one of my son's classmates.

I was thinking wow middle school kid was driving to school. Boy am I old...
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:13 PM
 
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If you start first grade at 6 1/2, you will start 12th grade at 17 1/2, not 18 1/2. Thus you will turn 18 during your senior year.
He is talking about starting kindergarten at 6 1/2 not first grade. In states where the cutoff date is December, you would start K at 6 and first grade at 7.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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I was 19 because of grade 13 in Canada. My daughter (we live in the states now) will turn 18 in September of her senior year and she is not the oldest in her grade by far.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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He is talking about starting kindergarten at 6 1/2 not first grade. In states where the cutoff date is December, you would start K at 6 and first grade at 7.
The poster wrote first grade, so I can't infer what he meant. A December 1 cutoff would generally result in younger students, because the cutoffs are generally the date at which the child must be 5. Connecticut right now has the latest cutoff of January 1. So some students will enter K 4 months before they turn 5.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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The poster wrote first grade, so I can't infer what he meant. A December 1 cutoff would generally result in younger students, because the cutoffs are generally the date at which the child must be 5. Connecticut right now has the latest cutoff of January 1. So some students will enter K 4 months before they turn 5.
Sorry, you are correct. It is the earlier cutoff dates that mean you enter at 6. Most states have cutoffs of September 1 now, so a child with a September 5 birthday would have to enter at 6 in kindergarten - he would miss the cutoff date. This is why we have many transitional K classes in preschools for children who miss the cutoff and need another year of preK.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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If they are NOT special needs and if they have NEVER been held back, what is the reason for graduating at 19?
Yes, I'm also confused about this. How are they 19 if they are not held back (due to whatever reason) or special needs?

We have Sept 30 cut off. My son bday is 3 days before the cut off and we held him back. So he will start Kinder at almost 6 next year. He'll turn 18 at the beginning of his senior year and will still be 18 when he graduate.

So my son is being held back 1 year, and he still won't be 19 in his senior year.

For my son, he would need to be hold back one more time (so 2 times total) for him to be 19 in his senior year.
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I had a couple friends born in March/April 1983, held back one year mostly because of travelling with military parents, and when we graduated in May 2002 they were 19. Our school district back then was a lot more laid back about who they held back or skipped ahead. Basically if the parents wanted it within reason they would do it. When I switched from public to private I was 1-2 yrs ahead (Feb 86) and they wanted to hold me back but my parents just enrolled me for the class of 02 and nothing else happened.
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I was. I repeated kindergarten and grade 7. That was well before I earned a Ph.D in economics.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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I only knew of one 19 year old senior at my high school so it was uncommon
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