difficult child is 17 and in the 11th grade. Since 9th grade, he has just barely scraped by in school. Way back in elementary school, ADHD was suspected and later confirmed in two separate evaluations by the school (one in middle school, the other in high school). Along the way, difficult child has had some help in school (never considered to be eligible for special education, as school said his scores were too high on standardized testing), help and support at home, trials of four ADHD medications (not very successful plus some bad side effects), and counseling. Presently, he attends an alternative school for just about one year since leaving his "home" school. At that time, the assistant principal claimed difficult child's grades were such that she saw little chance of him being able to complete the work that needed to be done in order to pass 10th grade, and she recommended the alternative school (no homework, smaller class size, and a chance to pass the 10th grade). At this point, due to behavioral problems at the alternative school, they are going to try switching difficult children schedule around (taking him away from other kids, who are in the same boat behavior-wise), and I was told if that does not work, he will be directed to his home school for further options; a private school was also discussed. Being that he is still a minor, has the rest of 11th and 12th grades to complete, and my husband and I would like to continue to see what we can do to help him, I wonder if we might try again to see if he qualifies for special education this late in the game? In addition, he is going to be reevaluated to rule out/in diagnoses via psychiatrist or other; maybe the results of that might make a difference as far as being eligible for special education/IEP/504. If all else fails, there is the option of pursuing cyber school, but I realize how difficult it is for him to work independently. Two summers ago, he successfully passed an online English course (making up a failed class) but it was very difficult for him to discipline himself to get started and stay on task. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.