A friends daughter (spoiled precocious little brat) will not be graduating high school with a diploma. This is the same kid I talked about a few years ago who got kicked out of elementary school and into a special needs school because she started making up her own words for things and expected the teacher to use her words instead of English. They thought it was some sort of dissociative disorder. They caught on fast and the next year she was back in regular school. She will receive a Certificate of Completion. Since she was a little kid she tried to game the system. Mom 100% enabled her. Always found a way to pass but not do any work. It means the school acknowledges that she showed up for class but hasn’t completed the requirements for a diploma. Always wanted teachers to assign alternative (easy) work just for her. Got the flu and wanted to use the home school program for kids with critical illnesses. Still didn’t do the work. Got into the remedial classes because she flunked the regular classes. Got kicked out because the special education teacher caught on to her game. She aced some diagnostic tests. Got accepted into the new online high school program but didn’t do the work. Video games, social media and anime didn’t count as school work. Got kicked out. She got warning after warning but mom always went to bat for her precious little angel. Mom got warnings from the school and social services but nothing happened because there was never evidence of abuse. The kid just insisted on playing games with the system instead of working. USAF told her they won’t accept the certificate. Period. The Army said they could accept it under special circumstances. Usually foreign nationals who have not been here long and they REALLY want to enlist. But they must score extremely well on the ASVAB. She got a 22. Her military plan is shot. No university or college will touch her. The school has two plans. #1 Night school in two classes until graduation. Must pass. Walk with her class and take the certification. Summer school. Must pass. Return to high school as a “Super Senior” and graduate with the class of 2021 if she passes. #2 After graduation take GED classes and pass. She is refusing to take the deal. In the end you can’t beat the system. I taught school 20 years ago. Mom is asking me how to force the school to give her a diploma. I said take the deal. They say it would be too embarrassing to return as a super senior. I think she is afraid of doing the work and pissed that she didn’t win in the end. Now they are in panic mode. She has a young brother with some actual disabilities but he is on track to graduate. I warner her 6 years ago. Thanks for letting me unload.