An update for those that don't remember - difficult child is in an alternative school. It's been a disaster. http://www.conductdisorders.com/for...d-education-program-meeting-36210/index2.html Things haven't gotten much better. She stopped calling me from school everyday when, a couple weeks ago, she called crying and I called the alt school not at all happy. We had a meeting that was contentious - because I was angry and deliberate - and asked them with 5 teachers and 10 students how could they not see that difficult child was having a panic attack every. single. day. She's not learning. They aren't working with her like they are supposed to be. difficult child is seriously depressed. She has given up. She now refuses to do school work. When they talk to her about it she tells them that the law forces her to go to school; it does not force her to do work. Which is true. Sigh. She plans on dropping out in February when she turns 16 and I can no longer argue with that. School isn't working for her. She can (and will) get her GED, go to community college or tech school, and go from there. It's not ideal. I certainly didn't look at her while I held her after giving birth and say, "My beautiful baby girl, you are going to be a high school dropout." However, the link above shows the *horrible* IEP meeting we had 3 weeks after she started the alt school because the placement was *obviously* a very bad fit. They wouldn't do anything. Now, they are saying that if difficult child doesn't do any work that she will have to return to the home school. At almost the end of the first semester. There is no way, at that point, she could catch up and she would be set up to fail. And to make matters worse, from what the alt school is saying (which I need to check into) is that the school doesn't have to allow her to take the actual GED test (although she has to be enrolled in classes immediately upon dropping out) until what would have been her graduation date, and that our SD never lets kids take it before. So, not only have they set her up to fail, they are going to put her life on hold for 2 years. She wants to get this whole part of her life behind her. School - and this SD - has been a nightmare for 8 years. She wants it done - move on - and forget about it. Actually, she wants to "bring the school down", but we know that's not going to happen. I plan on calling the Superintendent tomorrow and setting up a meeting, but I want to know about this moving her back to home school in the middle of the year, with her being so far behind, and setting her up to fail. What is the SD's responsibility in that?