My 16yr old difficult child is failing a couple of classes. He has already missed quite a bit of school this year (he had bronchitis, then my aunt died so he missed a day for that, and recently he has missed a couple of days due to his depression) He is failing one of his classes because he didn't do his make-up work. This past Wednesday, that teacher called and informed us. He said that my son had until Friday to make the work up or he would fail for the 6 weeks. Thursday, we ended up taking difficult child to the ER out of town trying to get him in to see a psychiatrist faster. So that only left Friday. Friday, difficult child went to school early to make up some work in yet another class and was supposed to stay late for the class he is in danger of failing. Well, that didn't work out. He swears he "forgot"...not buying it! He didn't forget, he just didn't want to do it. The problem now is, he will fail this class for the 6weeks. I hate that because I think that if he felt better right now, he WOULD have gone and done the work. It's just that the depression really has a hold of him right now. So, my question is, is there some way that I can legally get more time for him to complete the work that is neccessary in order for him to pass that class? I hate to start the school year off this way! Last year he failed biology and is having to repeat it this year. I don't want that to happen again! He is a smart kid...used to be in the advanced classes and part of the gifted and talented program. But he just won't apply himself...I'm really not sure that he can apply himself as bad as he feels recently! I would love any advice you can give me! Thanks!