I haven't read the entire posting==too long. But, my GS school has changed it's grading system. Students are graded upon learning the information ONLY. My GS is thrilled. He never did his homework, and was exactly like the student in OP. He gets A and Bs on his tests. So, his grades have sky rocketed with the new grading system. It was my understanding that this grading system was to become SOP.