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<<<<<What I plan to do when he starts 9th grade in the fall is to talk to the guidance counselor about what he needs to do for the next four years to make sure that it happens. I will talk to all the teachers, counselors, and specialists so that they are aware of what his goal is. >>>>>

Talk to them as soon as possible in the fall and keep in touch with them on a regular basis.

DS has really bad dyslexia and did not appear to be college material to many. He went to a private school where he could get plenty of extra attention with his reading. Although he was never more than a B- student in most areas he was able to get into a smaller state university.
He majored in photography and went to a private university where he got a master's degree in film.

Good for you for not letting him know what the teachers said about his college potential. If you haven't already considered it, you might send him to private tutoring over the summer. He may also take more than 4 years to get his college degree, but a lot of kids take that long these days.


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