Sort of OT - HS Certificate of Completion
instead of a diploma.
Does anyone else live in FL (or another state) that will give a child a certficiate of completion instead of a diploma if they do not pass certain standardized testing? I have a very strong feeling that my SD is not going to actually graduate this year. In FL you must pass the Language Arts test at a Level 3 and the Algebra test to receive a diploma. She has taken the Lang. Arts test since 10th the grade, 4 times, and only scores a level 1. I do not see her miraculously passing this year (senior year) since they no longer put her in the remedial/intensive classes to help her pass.
My question is, does the school let the parent(s) know ahead of time? How far in advance? Enough time before the final test of the year is administered so they can attempt to tutor and help?
I am freaking out that she won't graduate and if she doesn't decide to live with BM, how in the h3ll will she ever be able to support herself and move out of our house?
I must add that DH has his head in the sand about all of this. Back when she was in elementary school I voiced my concerns and he ignored them. In middle school, my voice got louder and he ignored them. I quit trying and disengaged when she was in the 7th grade. DH did admit to me a few weeks ago that he knows she isn't very smart but that was all. This issue is deeper than just not being very smart though. She is not going to have any kind of productive future and WTH can I do about it? Depending on what happens in the next few years, THIS situation could be the end of my marriage.