The Shadow in the Moonlit Night (demonoflight) wrote in little_details,
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Moving from one school system to a school system in another country

The year is 2002. I have a thirteen-year-old Japanese girl who lives in New York City. We know from canon that she moved from Tokyo to New York shortly before 9/11.

The thing is that, by moving from Japan to the United States, she's entering a completely new school system with a completely different calendar. The Japanese school calendar runs through April-March; most schools in New York run through September-June. What's the procedure in this case? If she started attending sixth grade on April 2001 in Tokyo and then moved to the US in September - what class would she attend? Sixth grade? Seventh?

I'll be very grateful to any insight on the subject. It confuses me terribly.
Tags: japan: education, usa: education (misc)

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