thank you's ACT scores arrived in the mail sometime - who knows when since mail all goes in a pile to be sorted through whenever. Anyway, the temptation was simply too great not to open the envelope. My son, who has been in Special Education since 2nd grade, who doesn't even show up for school these days, got a *29* out of 36 on the English section. There's a notation below that if he got an 18 or higher, he's ready for college level classes. 29!!!!! He's in the top 92% for English, with subsets of top 85% and top 98% in usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills respectively. 98%!!! He could only have gone 1% higher in that area. Math, which he walked out of after putting in zero effort - he got a score of 15, top 14%. Okay, that inhales forcefully but still - 14% for not trying at all???? Because he walked out he didn't complete the other sections so no scores and no composite. I just had to call him and tell him he's full of fertilizer. He's wasting a gift. I know that he'd do phenomenally on both the reading and english/writing sections, and he'd probably do pretty doggone good on science too because of his interests. I told him that even if he just did a minimal job on math, more than likely his scores in the other areas would pull his composite score up to college expectations. I told him I was ready to strangle him. Happily, I think I made his day. He sounded really shocked that he'd done so well. He said, "So this means I really could go to college?". I said, "No, so-and-so, because to go to college you ACTUALLY HAVE TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL!!!" He laughed and said, "I know I know, Mom", kinda laughing. Sigh.... this kid is going to be the death of me. So much potential that he's just blowing off. At least there is independent confirmation that his brain has not completely atrophied!!