Canadianmumof5 Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 I've seen a lot of discussion on these boards about "red-shirting" kids. Fellow Canucks - does this happen in your province? Not here as far as I can tell. Everything here is based on the year that the child was born. School, sports, other extra-curricular activities (brownies, etc). If any non-Canadians are reading this, here is the breakdown for grades here in my province: Born in 1999 - Grade 8 Born in 2000 - Grade 7 Born in 2001 - Grade 6 Born in 2002 - Grade 5 Born in 2003 - Grade 4 Born in 2004 - Grade 3 Born in 2005 - Grade 2 Born in 2006 - Grade 1 Born in 2007 - Senior Kindergarten (not mandatory) Born in 2008 - Junior Kindergarten (not mandatory) You can't start anything early, even if your child is ready for it. And if you want to hold your child back, they don't allow that either. In our school board, they will not accelerate kids, nor will they fail them. It just doesn't happen. They would rather put them all on individual education plans and manage it that way. Which seems like a whole lot more work IMHO??? Nope, not even with psych-ed evaluations or other standardized testing. It is all based on the year you were born - no other factors are considered. If you are born in 2001 - then you are in grade 6 right now. Period. You can only play on sports teams that other kids in 2001 play on. I find it really remarkable that this practice of red-shirting seems so common in the US??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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