my son is a sophomore in hs. He had to take a foreign language at least 1 year to graduate. He passed italian 1 and 2 (they number by sememster) by the skin of his pants. his teacher only passed him both semesters freshman year because she saw that he was trying really hard and he needed 1 year. Italian 3 however diff teacher and she failed him. the schools response to that was to put him in italian 4. He went to his guidance counslor who told him he couldnt drop the class on his own. I'll have to contact the AP of the foreign language dept. He's never going to pass 4. He couldnt pass 3 so 4 is just that much harder. For an advaced diploma he needs to take a regents after italian 6. Passing that test is a very slim chance. he was never going to attempt the advanced regents diploma. Should i push for them to put him back in Italian 3 and hope that its easier for him or push for them to drop the class and replace it with something else.