My child has a 504 plan. I am advised that he should not fail if the teachers implement the plan correctly. I am told by people who are supposed to know that instead of a failing grade, he should be given credit towards graduation. I understand also, that the grading structure can be changed for him. For instance, 90-100 is the norm for an A. I am told that that can changed for him to say 85-100 is an A, 75-84 is a B, etc. If this does not help and his final grade remains an F, then credit should be given. I believe that most teachers want to help but do not know how. Of course, there are those who do not want to do anything extra for any student. I am at my wits end. He is in the ninth grade and he tries very hard. Of course, he is also a typical teenager and as all parents of teenagers, I have my challenges there. He never acts out in school. His citizenship grades are mostly 1 and 2, nothing below a 3 which is satisfactory. He of course performs better in some classes than in others. His biggest problems are in math and science and he rarely passes a test. However, the teachers seem to rely upon him to ask for help instead of giving help, they do not notify me of missed assignments or incomplete assignments until it is too late to correct it. Often, the homework is done, but he forgets in his locker, he forgets to return to the classroom after school if he needs to complete an assignment. The teachers repond only when I contact them. Please help.
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