Hi, my wife and I are planning to relocate to the US in the next few months and we need advice on how we can get our 16-year-old son into the US school system. We know which high school we'd like him to enrol with, it's in the Cape Henlopen School District in Deleware.
We're all currently living in the UK; my son (from my previous marriage) and I are both UK citizens and have been living in the UK from birth. My wife is a US citizen and has lived with us in the UK for the past 8 years. We're in the midst of relocating to northern Delaware and will be buying our own property when we move over. This will take a few more months to complete, so to avoid our son missing the start of the US school year, which starts on September 4, we've decided to fly him over in advance so that he can join his new school as soon as possible. In the short term, he'll be staying with my wife's family until we move over, and then we'll move to our own property.
We also have a 19-year-old who is staying in the UK to complete university studies and will then move over to the US to join us in 2-3 years from now.
We've researched what needs to be done to move our son to the US school system but we're a little unclear on how to prepare and complete the school application. If you have any tips or suggestions on how to expedite the application process and/or any pitfalls we should avoid, then any help would be greatly appreciated!