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…

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How Irish schools confuse the American system

Today’s fun was going to the high school to pick out courses for the boys. And by “fun”, I mean “I wished I was able to get coffee first.” We were rushed for time, which didn’t help.  I brought the paperwork we had from the Irish school… …let me back up… Before the school year…

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The Meet & Greet

So the IEP wasn’t an IEP but just a “Hi there, we’re the team, nice to meet you.” Alrighty then. I was running late – something about a dog who decided since she couldn’t go through the fence, she’d dig under it, and taking Maura last minute and “Hey, we have time for the Starbuck’s…

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