My son is the number 2 sophomore at his high school. His GPA is .01 less than the #1 kid who happens to be one of his best friends. The Problem is my son has had a teacher for 2 years who grades in a questionable manner. When my son was a freshman this particular teacher told me and my wife that in 20 years he has only given higher than a 90 on class participation twice and in both cases it was to girls that did extra credit projects. That class was tools and materials. Unknowingly my son signed up for CAD with the same teacher this year. The grading policy of this particular teacher drags my sons GPA down. My son is in all advanced classes. He has 103 in Pre-Cal, 99 in Biology….. This kid is very smart and has an amazing attitude! Well don’t you know I complained earlier this year. Now the teacher gives 95 for class participation because "the class is so smart". This is after talking to the administration. Recently my son overheard this teacher tell a female student that he will give her a 97 for class participation if she gets pencils out of the cupboard and puts them back at the end of class.