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Old 05-13-2010, 11:46 AM
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problem with her counselor-- she/he should have red-flagged her for special tutoring
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:22 PM
Location: Edmond, OK
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Originally Posted by phillips2009 View Post
My son is a junior at NWISD in Justin (Tarrant county). He moved from Oklahoma this year and is having to play catch up due to the different curriculum. He had band 2 years and is only credited 1. His Ok history isn't counted at all. He has 2 different histories and 2 different maths and we are hoping this will catch him up, no hopes of even having any electives his senior yr.

Call the counselors at the school your planning on moving to, ask how much if any catch up will be needed. I wouldn't have moved my son here the last two years of his highschool career had I known things would be so difficult for him.
We did it just backwards of you. We went from Texas to Oklahoma when my oldest son was starting his junior year in high school. We did find that OK schools did not require nearly as much as Texas did, and I think going in reverse would be difficult. He was required to take one semester of OK history and health, which were freshman classes. Here he was this 17 year old driving his own car and shaving, and he's in there with all these freshman. He said the teacher was so nice to him, because really most of the class was just spent teaching them how to behave since they weren't in junior high anymore. The teacher said it is was so refreshing to have someone that already knew what was expected of him and didn't have to be told how important it was to his GPA to make a good grade in the class. He was required to take Health in Texas, but at his school everyone either did it during summer school or correspondence, so that they had time for more electives.

Even in courses like english, different states just teach things at different times. Again, in my son's junior engish class, they read 3 or 4 books he'd read in freshman english in Texas. Because he'd already been through it, he really knew what the teacher was looking for during class discussions and always would contribute. Finally one day she asked him, "where did you come from?"
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:55 AM
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My experience teaching the last years years gave me some evidence that as much as people decry education in TX--the students who transferred in from other states were always behind what my students were expected to know...
not that ALL my students did know what they were expected to have accomplished...
BUT I knew what they had been taught--and many out of state students were just behind--and it was difficult for them to catch up because frankly I could not go back and cover three years of grammar or writing
Students from California we found to be usually ALWAYS behind our TX ones
Mississippi was another weak state and after Katrina when there were quite a few students coming in from Louisiana that was another weak one...

In my school--because of the demographics of the housing in our area--we got few new students from states like Connecticut or NY because those people usually have higher housing budget and go to different districts...
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:21 PM
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Can a child that has transfered from TN and was to be a senior this year be set back two years???
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