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    Re: Need advise for my Son

    On 9/30/11, Kish wrote:
    > Hi Every one, I need advise for my Son who finished grade
    > 9th in June this year however as we are in the middle of
    > international relocation, he has not attended his 10th
    > grade this year. We will be moving to Houston by 15th of
    > Sept and by that he would have mised almost 7 weeks of 10
    > grade school. He has been always ahead of his grade level
    > in Maths and Science however we are a bit worried that he
    > has lost out too much and are thinking of placing him in
    > 9th grade again. Can you please advise me if this is a wise
    > move or will it have impact on his colleague admissions as
    > he would have taken a year longer. Thank you very for you
    > help on this.
    > Regards
    > Kish

    Missing these few weeks of 10th grade should not be a problem.
    You don't say where you're moving from. It will not impact on
    his college admission if he repeats 9th grade - that can always
    be explained by his move and he will likely have to do some
    work to make up his missed time but if he has always been a
    strong student missing a few weeks of 10th grade shouldn't hurt.
    Why not contact the school district, explain the situation and
    ask them what books he should be reading for his literature
    class so he could make up the reading now?