After kindergarten, students advance to Grade 1, where they continue to build the basic skills of learning. If they successfully complete a grade, they are advanced to another grade, picking up more and more advanced skills until they reach junior high school or high school. When a child is six years old, the age at which children usually enter Grade 1, it is mandatory that a child be attending school.
When students graduate from public or elementary school, a ceremony is held and students are presented with a diploma. Most often this is held at night so that parents may attend and watch the children receive their diplomas.
In Québec, students go to school from preschool (kindergarten) to Grade 7.