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High school in US versus Australia (Melbourne)

Does anyone have experience with transferring high school children from Australia to the US? Is it better to keep an American in a public high school here in Melbourne all the way through high school if he/she plans on returning to the US for university? Or, does it make sense for the student to transfer mid way through high school back to the US before finishing high school and establishing high school grades there to get accepted to a good US university? In the latter case, I'm assuming grades don't transfer since they are on completely different scales, so what does the university then use for consideration? Would it just be SAT or ACT scores and would the Australian schools be preparing the students well enough for those standardized US tests? Too many questions and need a forum to start it.

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