I'm sure I'll be bashed for this. My ds will be 16 in a week. Today his school called, he's not doing any of his work and mouths off a lot. They want to put him in ALE for the rest of the year. He doesn't want to do it. He has been miserable at this school due to bullying and teachers who won't actually explain anything. He lived with my mom for a few years and attended a different school, he's very smart but won't put out any effort. He can't play any sports or get his driver's license until his grades come up. I don't want to do ALE because it's until May, but I know I've got to do something. The school doesn't care what the root of the problem is and he won't tell me anything.