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Old May 17th 2011, 7:38 pm
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Hi Everyone

There is a chance we will be moving to America! for 3 years (not def as yet) for my husbands job.

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of their education system. This is my main concern as I have 2 children at school. DS is 10 presently year 5. He is a very bright child who has extra lessons at school because hes ahead. DD is 8 presently in year 3, DD has dyslexia, dyspraxia and and sight condition which means she has extra lessons in maths, english and reading. She will continue to need extra support throughout her education.

The children will attend a private school if we go (were not rich its his job paying).

I would say this is my only concern regarding going but it would be the reason that would stop us going.

Also we would be returning as my son would be starting year 9 or half way through. I dont have experience of your high schools now, is this a key time for exams etc.

I have no point of reference except the Web and theres so much to read both good and bad so any comments welcome.
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Old May 17th 2011, 8:09 pm
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There is no nationalized curriculum for US schools; they will be different depending on the city, district etc. If you tell us where you're moving, someone may be able to chime in with specifics.

Have you researched the private school the employer is offering?
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Old May 18th 2011, 1:06 am
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We would need to know what state and city you are planning to move to as education is a local matter in the US. In some parts the private schools are not as good as the government ones and in others you don't dare attend the government schools. Really depends.

Here is a primer on US education.

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/What_d...s_in_school%3F
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Old May 18th 2011, 4:28 am
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Where ever you go, google those private schools.

There are a few Brit schools over here who cover the UK curriculum, Boston, Houston, Chicago and probably else where...not cheap even for private schools but if you aren't paying shouldn't be a concern.
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Hi

We will be moving to Las Vagas. We have only just found out about the job so not sure if we have a choice of private school or if its choosen for us yet.
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City Data is a relocation messageboard for folks in the US covering issues like best schools and best neighborhoods.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/las-vegas/

This thread might prove helpful:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/las-v...las-vegas.html

and this one on private schools:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/las-v...las-vegas.html
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