|-School 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. 12-18 hours per week. ||-Students can be attending courses by day, evening, online or by television.|
|-The school year is 9 months long.
||-The academic year includes two 16-week semesters and a summer session.|
|-Classes and schedules are chosen for you.
||-Arrange and register for your own schedule with help from a counselor/advisor if necessary.|
|-Time is structured by others and teachers closely monitor your attendance.
||-You manage your own time and attendance.|
|-You are not responsible for knowing what it takes to graduate.
||-You are expected to know the graduation and/or transfer requirements for your particular program.|
|-Generally testing is subjective.||-Often tested on your ability to apply what you’ve learned to new situations by problem solving.|
|-Teachers check your completed homework.
||-Instructors seldom check your homework.|
|-Teachers often provide you with information you missed when you were absent. ||-Instructors may not remind you of missed work, and they expect you to get notes from classmates for any classes you missed.|