This reply was originally posted by user brlk13 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
It sounds like your current school is not adding anything positive to his education. I wouldn’t wait to switch and starting out on the right foot with a new school by having an advocate with you could help ensure things are smooth from the outset. We moved my son to new school in 4th grade (not in the middle of the year) because we moved. Our first school was reasonable and seemed to want to help him but didn’t have the first clue on how to do it. We also got a new principal when he was in 2nd grade who was clueless and the opposite of helpful, and made every step in the process a challenge. Our new school had experience with similar kids, knowledgeable staff and he has made amazing progress in 4th and 5th grade. Good luck!