One of my WIP is supposed to be set in a fictional town in America. Just doing basic research, I noticed there are thousands of small differences between living in Europe and US. So, I kind of wanted to make a thread to ask people from America about a few things: - In American High Schools, do the teachers inform their students about sudden timetable changes? I wanted to have a scene where the students all wait for the teacher, but she doesn't arrive, so the students assume the class is canceled. These sorts of things happened frequently in Poland, but I'm not sure if other countries have some sort of rules that would discourage such behaviors on the teacher's part. - How hard is it to get accepted to college? I mean, ANY college. Like, is it possible for someone to not get accepted only due to low grades, even if that person can afford college? - What do you need to get a physical job? I read something about vocation training, but it confuses me. In Poland, you choose a type of High School called Vocational School when you turn 15. But the examples of Vocational Schools in the USA I saw seem more like regular high schools to me - not the absolute hellhole you're thrown into when you fail you're middle school exams. Thanks in advance!