I have done everything I can to help him out, and he just won't make the effort. I have a senior that is in real danger of not graduating - and is in total denial. He is failing at least three classes, two of which are required for graduation. I have talked to him, the counselor has talked to him, and it just isn't sinking in. He is missing five assignments in my class because he was doing homework for other classes. Now he wants to know why he is failing. I told him that five zeros have a tendency to bring your average down. Today, everyone else in his class is taking a test and he is the only one in class. I went through the gradebook and made copies of all the worksheets that he is missing. I told him I would grade them for 1/2 credit which is more than fair since they are three weeks late. I told him what chapter in the book, etc. He never even stood up to get the book, just wrote things down. One was a crossword of vocab terms and he didn't do it because "I don't know the words." The chapter is three pages long and the words are right there, but it is too much work to get the book out. I feel bad because I know that there is now no way, mathematically, that this kid can graduate this year. Sometimes I think you just have to accept that you can only do so much for someone if they won't try to help themselves. The guidance counselor offered to line up a tutor for him after school, but was turned down because "I am going to rearrange my room this afternoon, so I can't stay."