When you have a kid that is way below the rest of the class, and no aide, what are you supposed to do? I had one last year and I will again. She is a very sweet child who loves learning but she's working on skills about 4-5 years below her classmates. It's really difficult in science because her reading level is so low, and I can't just give her the materials to do an experiment. I'll have most of the same kids and know that they are very needy, so I can't devote a lot of extra time with her. Particularly for science, what do you recommend doing to earn course credit? She's not getting a regular diploma so I can teach her anything science related. I'm trying to focus on life skills stuff, and last year, she was able to work from a lower grade science book somewhat independently, and she could answer questions, but she wasn't getting it.