Hi guys, I wonder if you can check me on this advice that I gave to a friend yesterday. Here is the situation: It's a Russian family. When their daughter finished 5th grade 2 years ago she had Math placement test and was put into regular Math class. The parents know that both of their kids are pretty advanced in math, so they wrote to a principle, listed reasons why she should be put in advanced class, the principle believed them and transferred the girl to an Advanced class. Right now, their son is about to finish 5th grade. He too, was put into regular Math according to the placement test. When the parents again wrote to a principal, though, he said he is not in charge of testing any more, so he told them to speak to a vice principle. They emailed vice principal, told her the story. Asked if they can see that placement test, told her their son is pretty advanced in math. The vice principal didn't answer. When they contacted her again, she said she called them on their phone and didn't reach anybody. They made sure she has the right phone #, they told her when is the best days and times to call. And since then, they heard NOTHING. There is only 1 week left, and the mom is pretty worried. They are leaving to go to Ukraine next week for the entire summer, so she won't have the opportunity to do anything about this problem again. And she is really worried her son would be bored to death in a regular math class. ============================ Mom's question: should she contact vice principal again? My advice to her: don't contact vice principal any more. It doesn't look like she is willing to talk or help them for whatever reason. Go higher, go to the district and try to talk to someone there. (now, I am not sure who would that "someone" be) Do you think this was a good advice on my part? Again, I'm not familiar with NJ schools at all. I gave her an advice that I would've given to a parent in our local school district. So, if you have anything to add, would be great!