e21***17Ithaca High School, located on the banks of Cayuga Lake, was founded in the mid-19th century. It was originally a two-year preparatory school for Cornell University students and later changed to a public high school. American public schools implement compulsory education. Students only need to prepare a schoolbag, and the rest are free. If the family is in difficulties, even lunch is provided for free. The four-year study in high school, like university, is divided into compulsory and elective courses, and a credit system. The school’s facilities and equipment are similar. Students can use indoor facilities free of charge, while outdoor tennis and football fields can be used by residents for free. Students are also under great pressure to study and have a lot of homework. To enter a prestigious school, they must work hard and arrange to volunteer once a week. In short, whether you are born rich or poor, you have the basic guarantee of receiving compulsory education. It is a nail, there is always a chance to come up!