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People thought I was spoonlicker too, he has scarred some minds here, I believe fredbil is 12 for the same reason I believe spoonlicker is male.

Best not ask fredbill personal questions about when he started school and all that but I believe you can start school on the wrong side of a year because of a change as well as being young for year year.

LoL Spoonlicker could be some genius and im actually the only person here who isnt spoonlicker and its me who is being messed with, I imagine genius and work on that scale must mean im being brain washed in some manchurian way, I dont think i am though...must dash have to kill obama.
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No, it doesn't. http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/curriculum/faqfdk1.pdf

Interesting. I was in the office of my son's school when parents brought in their 5 year old son. The secretary told them he would have to wait until next year because he was only old enough for preschool and kidergarten started at 6 yrs of age. I'll have to talk to her tomorrow because now my curiosity has been sparked. That and I can report them if they are breaking the federal regulations >:D.

And end up alienating new members you think may be trolls or inciting the ones that are.

One person can't alienate one person in a group that supports him blindly. Not my problem anyways. Like I said, if he is serious, then he will prove himself in time otherwise he will be revealed as a troll. Either way I won't lose any sleep over it.
Interesting. I was in the office of my son's school when parents brought in their 5 year old son.


The minimum age is 5 in most states.

http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/90/71/9071.pdf

Afaik, there are no federal regulations governing the ages at which a person may begin kindergarten; it is determined by the state.
Who's a SpoonLicker I read about "him" and mentioned him in one of my posts, but is he like a master troll or something? Lol.

I was 11 at that time. Now I'm 12, I was born on the wrong side of the year. BHXSpector, what state do you live in? (I entered kindergarden when I was 4).

Also, I asked this question to see if the age changed or anything.

I'm not sure I'm going to burn out soon, I've been programming since I was 10.

Just to clear everything, I'm not a "Spoonlicker". How can I prove myself?
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I would say just ignore him Fredbill no one thinks your a spoonlicker or a troll. People can just be way suspicious these days or way to harsh on people asking a simple question. So just ignore it and don't make a big deal about it and you will be proven to not be a troll ;p
I live in Indiana. As naraku9333 showed by posting the PDF file, in Indiana you have to turn 5 on or before August 1 of the year you are enrolling. Though, I found the same policy for New York too. Says 4 is Pre-K in New York (with changes for private schools and charter schools). Not really finding any state that does have the same policy of 5 to 6 before they can start Kindergarten.

From what I've found, all 50 states follow the 5 years to start kindergarten. Some states chose to have a local option, but that appears to be for private and charter schools while the state controlled schools appear to hold to the 5yr old policy.

In my defense about spoonlicker, I never named any names. Spoonlicker is our more famous one, but I never said his name. I simply said his posting threads seeking to rush into jobs and college at such a young age could be construed as being a troll. The only reason I have concerns is because of the ages not adding up for the grades. In my school I didn't start til I was 6 and I never knew any one that was younger than me in my grades, though I did know a few that were older because they got held back by their parents (which I think is wrong).
How did I get accepted then?
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Your concern is because a 12 year old kid possibly lied about his age or what grade he is in (No offense Fred)? Hes a kid, kids lie plain and simple. Also almost every kid his age wants to be older or grow up faster its just part of being a kid. If them are the warning signs of a troll I would be willing to bet almost every kid his age is a up and coming troll and soon we will be overwhelmed ;p
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought you had to be 13 or older to join a public forum.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COPPA
@Fredbill30 That is what I'm wondering because I went to the New York State's Department of Education site and it says 4 is Pre-K and 5 is for Kindergarten. Did you go to a private or charter school? Those are the only schools NY's DoE say can pick their own standards.

@Zereo No, but you just grazed over the reason I'm weary. Kids lie, which means when the numbers don't add up it makes me wonder what else they lied about. Though, in defense of kids, adults lie a thousand times more. Just the lies have different consequences.

I do have to admit though, I am starting to come around that Fredbill is just your typical kid and just wants to get his college education and a dream programming job fast. My warning to you, Fredbill, still stands though. Take it slow a little. Programming has a huge burnout rate, and if you push yourself too fast you may find yourself burned out before college and not have any interest in doing it. Then you will be in trouble as you will have to find a new direction at that point.
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@Oria, I'm aware of this law, so my 18 year old brother made this account for me.

But seriously I was born in 2000, I was born on the wrong half of the year, maybe that's why the numbers don't add up.

@BHX I think I hit that rate. I just found more interest after.
haha, you were born the year I finished school.
chrisname wrote:
These days you really do need a degree to get a job in this field. I've heard of people with decades of experience not being picked because they didn't have a degree. Even if you get a job, not having a degree limits your prospects for promotions. You have to get one because it's an expectation now. Everyone has one. They're worthless, but the problem is, if you don't have one, prospective employers might think you aren't smart enough. You don't want to be the one guy in their list of applicants who doesn't have a degree.

Now, to answer your question, yes, you can go to university before the age of 18. I don't know how old you have to be, but I do know you can go early. But whether it's a good idea or not is another matter. To be honest, I think it's best to wait. University is not just about studying, it's also about socialising - especially the first year (in the UK, the first year doesn't count towards your final grade, you just have to pass (get 40% overall) to get into the second year). You don't want to be the only guy under 18 in your year. I strongly recommend you take it slow.


- Uh, there's nothing wrong with not being 18 in my opinion.

- If you're going to let the opinions of your peers dictate your life, then i suggest that you go see a doctor as you probably have some other mental, psychological, or self esteem issues going on there.
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BHXSpecter wrote:
I live in Indiana. As naraku9333 showed by posting the PDF file, in Indiana you have to turn 5 on or before August 1 of the year you are enrolling. Though, I found the same policy for New York too. Says 4 is Pre-K in New York (with changes for private schools and charter schools). Not really finding any state that does have the same policy of 5 to 6 before they can start Kindergarten.

From what I've found, all 50 states follow the 5 years to start kindergarten. Some states chose to have a local option, but that appears to be for private and charter schools while the state controlled schools appear to hold to the 5yr old policy.

In my defense about spoonlicker, I never named any names. Spoonlicker is our more famous one, but I never said his name. I simply said his posting threads seeking to rush into jobs and college at such a young age could be construed as being a troll. The only reason I have concerns is because of the ages not adding up for the grades. In my school I didn't start til I was 6 and I never knew any one that was younger than me in my grades, though I did know a few that were older because they got held back by their parents (which I think is wrong).


- I started Kindergarten at the age of four in Queens, New York.

- Would you care to try again, or not?

- Note, i'm not sure what the law currently is, but i know the age i started Kindergarten at for a fact.
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- I started Kindergarten at the age of four in Queens, New York.

Is that where they taught you to begin sentences with a hyphen?
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Is that where they taught you to begin sentences with a hyphen?


- No, but it was apparently where they taught you that i give a damn about your opinion.

- Feel free to try again.
- you take this hyphen shit seriously
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- It is quite weird that you start every single post of yours with a hyphen.

- Oh and you forgot to capitalize your I's.
- I'm part of the conversation!
Noted, Queens schools teach poor grammar.
- No, but it was apparently where they taught you that i give a damn about your opinion.

Apparently they taught you the same.

So you were in Kindergarten at 4 years old, so what? Since the Department of Education says you are to be 5 years old for state schools, and other wise determined by the institutions that control private and charter schools, it leads me to believe two things, your parents lied about your age to the school and that the schools didn't bother checking facts before accepting your enrollment (possibly due to greed).
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