Thanks all – I agree that grades are not that important so I guess I’ll let it be and see how it goes. He’s a big “why” kid. “Why do I have to do this assignment? Why do I have to learn more math?” etc and was thinking maybe the answer could be – because grades – but there’s probably a less stressful tool I can use. @Joyce he does have an IEP and we’ve already had a transition meeting to make sure he has what he needs as far as accommodations going in and we’ll revisit in Sept. He’s already met the principal and the counselor and toured campus as well. It’s a small school of just over 200 students in grades 6-8 and the principal used to be a spec ed teacher so I feel like we’ve done what we can to set him up for success and now we just wait and see.