difficult child's last day of school is next Thursday. I already pretty much know her grades. She is failing three classes which are art, ceramics, and English. She is failing partly due to lack of attendance and partly for doing minimal class work. You would think that art and ceramics would be easy classes but they are not. There is a lot of writing and essays involved and that is difficult child's biggest weakness. She has an aide that goes into those classes and helps her but she still struggles. So she will need to make up the credits next year. Her English teacher says difficult child frequently puts her head down in class and refuses to work so that is why she is failing that subject. Her strength is math so she is getting by with a C in that class despite poor attendance. Her grade for PE went from an F to a D+ so at least she won't have to make it up in her junior year if she passes both semesters next year. Her grade for Science is a C so she gets to pass that one. She is going to have to go to summer school to make up her English credits. In our district summer school is independent study so she will go to the school one day a week and pick up the work then do it at home. Thankfully my mom hired a student tutor for the summer and she is going to work with difficult child two hours a week to get the work done. I have zero patience and I am pretty much the last person that difficult child will listen to so I am very thankful to have a tutor help her with most of the work. Hopefully difficult child passes her summer course. I am hoping for a better year next year. As of now I'm just grateful she isn't failing everything with her bad attendance and poor attitude.