Tip for moving kids from Irish secondary schools to American high schools

Get documentation, all official and stamped, of the non-exam subjects – Physical Education and Social, Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E) – or else your student will have to take extra PE and take Health again.

And miss out on Art.

Because their schedule is full of PE and Health.  Because Irish schools don’t show “credits” for them.

(And yes, I did ask for “transcripts” from the Irish school, who went “Huh?” and gave me grades and letters.  But PE and SPHE aren’t graded.  So no “proof”. And God knows, America LOVES paperwork.  The more proof, the better.  I have an email sent to the former school in hopes they came come up with something official enough.  I think though we’re a bit SOL. *sigh*)

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