How old will your son be at the time you come to the U.S.?
I wrote this explanation of how the U.S. schools operate for another person who was moving from overseas to the U.S. and I think it will help you, too:
Public and private schools both operate "side by side" in the U.S.; be aware that every state, like California, can set up its own guidelines for public schools, so long as they follow federal regulations, but they might be different than another state, like Florida.
A simplified explanation about private schools versus public is that parents pay tutition at private schools, but the public schools are mostly funded through taxes paid by a big community, and not just from the family of the student who is going to the school. Private schools may set their own rules, if they don't receive any government funding. For example, they may not have the same age restrictions for a child to begin to attend school, as a public school does. PUBLIC schools in the U.S. are generally intended to provide for the education of students from grades Kindergarten through 12th, which is typically age 5 to 18.
Some states will say that kindergarten is optional, however children must begin to attend school by the time they turn age 7. A few states do provide public preschool opportunities for 3 & 4 year olds. There are exceptions, though, because there is also a provision for children who might have learning disabilities, to be able to get public help even before that. As a parent, you might find PRIVATE preschool and daycare programs for children from infancy on up, but unless your child is disabled, you will have to pay for them yourself.
Once your child is old enough to enroll in Kindergarten (generally the child must turn age 5 by a certain date, like Sept. 1st) then if you want your child to attend a PUBLIC school, they will be considered in elementary school through the end of 5th or 6th grade. (Again, it seems to depend on the state/school district.) Middle school, which is also called "Junior High" is usually 7th & 8th grade, although a few schools also include 9th grade in the same building. MOST people consider high school to be grades 9th-12th; 9th graders are called Freshmen, 10th graders are Sophomores, 11th graders are Juniors, and 12th graders are high school Seniors.
After high school, there is no obligation that the government has to continue to pay for a child's education. If a parent wants the child to attend college, it is up to them to pay tuition again, although a bright student may be able to get scholarships and other financial grants to reduce the out-of-pocket costs.12451
If you have proof of residency and your son's records from his former school that show he has completed grade 9, then the public high school should be able to enroll him. You might want to have your brother call the school here in the U.S. to find out if they have any additional requirements as far as medical records your son would need, etc.12449
May I ask some? 1. The proof of residency of my brother? 2. Which school that my brother need to apply? 3. Can be apply The Long Beach Educational Partnership High school? 4. Please suggest me! some high school? My brother house at East Hanbury St,Long beach CA 90808(not sure of No.Address)
Unfortunately, I do not live in California, so that is why you will have to have your brother call the public high school nearest to his house and find out exactly what they require. I am not sure where the Long Beach Educational Partnership High School is located, or how they select their students. In some cases, there are "magnet" schools that students can apply to, even if it is not the school closest to the place you are living.12447
You've gotten some excellent advice from the previous posters. You will definitely need to have your brother contact the local high school as to your options when you arrive. One thing to consider is the school year runs from September through June, so depending on when you were planning on moving, you can get him started at the beginning of the year.
Since your brother is in Long Beach, perhaps he can start contacting the schools nearest him. I searched for schools within 10 miles of his zip code, and the results can be found here:
Yes,Surely I also sent e-mail to ask my brother,but he tell me some school near his house, "Demille School" but that's Middle school,So I think he is a man,who's never have baby yet! and work hard untill 10.00 pm back home! and He don't know well about high school too! However,Thanks so much for yr kindness Suranya **I will ask him again for apply "The Education Partnership highschool" Is it near his house?12445
yes, I'm interest in 4 high school 1.The Educational Partnership High School(Nearest home) 2. Millikan High school 3. las Alamitos High School 4. ST.Joseph high school or St. Anthony's high school,but this private school
I will tell English institution in Thailand,that's my son study for test Sat. **How do you thinking about all that's school?**
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