I'm sure I will be hammered for this post, but good grades and hard courses does not mean a student doesn't need a 504. I've known a number of 2E kids (twice exceptional for those who do not know the meaning). Some had terrible grades, barely did any work, and just gave up because it was too much to try to overcome the interference of the disability. Some had fantastic grades, but the effort and time required to do the work they were intellectually capable of handling was overwhelming. For some kids with attention issues or other issues that impact rapid work product production, what takes the typical student 20 minutes to do it might take an hour to do. What I take from the above comment is that if you are intelligent and have a disability, you should just settle for taking easier courses. I think we also have to look at what is done in the classes. Talking to some recent HS graduates who are now in college, they say the amount of work in their college classes is so much lighter than what they experienced in their high school honors and AP classes. They say the busy work is gone. Sure they have readings to do, papers, and test, but the continual barrage of small assignments on top of all of that are gone.