difficult child is currently getting settled into a new Department of Juvenile Justice school. There is a glitch in the classes they gave him and they obviously threw him in anything without looking at his IEP, academic record, goals or anything else. He is still eligible and wants to pursue the advanced diploma, believe it or not. I am steadfast in that I won't harm him academically if at all possible. He wrote me a lett that I received Tuesday. It included this statement: "They didn't give me a History class. I hate history classes but I know I need it and have to take it. I am going to have to talk to someone to figure out if I can get into one." I have called and advocated for him to get into a history class. I wrote difficult child back and told him I have done so. I forgot to tell him that this statement alone (above) shows more maturity in him and responsible decision making than I have ever seen in him. Why can't he be that way ITRW? If he could, he could have most of his dreams- I think he's blown the one about the military though. But I don't know- the cutting the money out of my pocket is actually classified as grand larceny and not assault of any sort, even though it was less than $100. They had given him three core classes, PE, and four electives. The electives were things like Commercial Cleaning. Maybe that's what woke him up.