Education in the United States is provided by both public and private schools.
Public education is universally available, with control and funding coming from the state, local, and federal government. Public school curricula, funding, teaching, employment, and other policies are set through locally elected school boards, who have jurisdiction over individual school districts. State governments set educational standards and mandate standardized tests for public school systems.]clarification needed[
In most jurisdictions, secondary education in the United States refers to the last six or eight years of statutory formal education. Secondary education is generally split between junior high school or middle school, usually beginning with sixth or seventh grade (at or around age 11 or 12), and high school, beginning with ninth grade (at or around age 14) and progressing to 12th grade (ending at or around age 18). Junior high school refers to grades seven through nine.
During the 20th century, the economic demand of labor with secondary education skills rose due to the rise of big businesses, advances in science and technology, and large-scale retailing that led to the increase of returns on education.
Servite High School is an all-male, Roman Catholic college preparatory high school operated by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (the Servites). Located on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) campus in Anaheim, California, USA, as of 2011 it had an enrollment of about 985 and about 9200 alumni. Its mascot is the Friar and its colors are black and white, trimmed with gold. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, however, it is not a diocesan school, but is run privately by the Servite Order itself.
The focus of Servite is to "Form Faith-Filled Leaders", young men who are well-prepared for leadership and success in college and life. Servite's innovative four-year Formation Program continuously tracks the performance of each student in multiple dimensions (academic, leadership/teamwork, character/spiritual development) to ensure formation of the whole person in every aspect. The Servite Formation Program is a continuous four-year program that begins in the summer before freshman year with Freshman Formation Weekend and concludes with graduation.