My ds is in 7th grade at a relatively large private K-8 school. He has been there 3 years. (He attended our local Waldorf school before that.) He has had a 504 in place for most of the time. I thought he was doing okay. He was getting mostly C's with the help in place. Today, the principal told me that the school cannot help him be successful and recommended that he go to a public school for special education. The principal said he was functioning in most areas 3-4 grades behind. By the way, he has no behavioral issues and really does try hard.
So, I am going to a public middle school tomorrow for a school tour and to meet with a special education teacher and counselor.
I would love to hear people's experience with special education, especially at the middle school level. And, I'm wondering what questions I should ask.