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Old 12-20-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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I'll be 19 when i graduate, I know a few others who will be, or were too. I'll be 19 cuz i started school late and did 2 years of head start. Yes, it bugs me sometimes but it isn't a big deal in the whole scheme of things. In 5 to 10 years it wont matter. It might not be common but it does happen
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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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.
I think it works the other way?

I started school when the cutoff was in December (New York) and I was 4 when I entered kindergarten, and graduated at 17.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Well, young Abarekiller (OP) is now 21 years old and hasn't posted since December 2016 and hopefully he got over his anxiety being a 19 year old high school senior.

In the end perhaps the original question will reassure someone else in the same or similar position.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: STL area
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It probably depends on how far back people redshirt their kids. Summer kids are held back a year from starting K quite often here, but they'd still graduate from HS at 18 (my son, who was NOT held back is a July birthday, so if he'd been held back he still would have graduated at 18, but gone to college at 19...at this point, like myself, he will graduate at 17 but leave for college at 18). There are a handful of kids with spring birthdays held back (mostly April and May, but a few March) so as to not be unusual to graduate at 19, but not "common" either.
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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My older daughter was still 17 when she graduated from high school two years ago. She just made the cutoff to start K at barely 5, and was the youngest graduating senior in her class.

On the other hand, my younger daughter missed the cutoff by a few months. She started K at 5 years, 9 months and will be 18 1/2 when she graduates. They are on the opposite extremes for non-redshirted kids.

That being the case, it is not strange that some kids will be 19 when they graduate. They could be only 6 months older than my younger daughter. But usually it's not kids who are close to her age (who would have been old for K without redshirting) who are held back.
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Not unusual in our family. My youngest repeated kindergarten and has a January birthday, so he was 19 when he graduated.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:36 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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In my former system it wasn't all that unusual to have a 19 year old 9th Grader in your class(es).
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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I graduated HS a couple of weeks away from my 19th birthday. I might have started kindergarten later than usual.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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I believe most are 18 when they graduate. I was 17.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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In Texas, youíre ineligible to play high school sports at 19. So yeah, Iíd say itís extremely uncommon.

High school seniors are generally 17-18.
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