In efforts to help my oldest son in HS become more successful, I'm wondering if HS has really changed from the time I went to HS. My HS was run almost like a college. I was given the course objectives and expectations, dates of examinations, dates of projects, list of upcoming literature for the semester. There was very little grades in the gradebook. The bulk of the grades came from exams, essays, and projects, 4 - 6 grades a semester tops. My son. His grades show up on parentconnect around the time progress reports or report cards come out. The district has a course book on the generic course description. Due dates for project seem to move around according to the majority of projects that are turned in.... I'm assuming. Participation grade and HW grade in HS When I look at my son, he is a master procrastinator. He needs deadlines. He needs consequences. He needs to fail to learn to take his education responsibly. Maybe it is the nature of the community I am in where both parents are college educated and it intimidates teachers. IDK.... Do you think some HS enable students for poor performance?