Hi jmnva06! My kids are all very different too. And S'15 qualified for his permit today, and after weeks of anticipation...he opted to go to the pool with friends today and we didn't have time to get to the license branch.
It'll be 18 months before he can get his license. In the meantime he's started learning how to drive a manual transmission just in the street in front of the house. grind grind stall...
SanSerif - all the schools vary so much in their grading system. It's interesting to hear about other schools, but don't drive yourself nuts trying to figure out how your D's grades will compare to every other school. Colleges all evaluate GPA's differently as well, so it really isn't worth getting too tense about it!
Since your curious though, I went and looked ours up. We don't have A+'s, but here's our chart:
Each semester grade is 40% for each of two quarters, and 20% final. All courses have to give a written final (even AP's and performing arts classes), but I can say my son's choir final was a complete easy A.
Momsings - how was the concert? Good luck to you S tomorrow auditioning for the top jazz choir!