I am the mother of a motivated 7th grader with dyslexia who wants nothing more than to go to USMA. Great kid, athletic, service orientated, all A's, and has not once taken extra time for tests and does not get any accomodations for her school work. In middle school, they are continuing to provide support to push her reading skills as her IQ is still way beyond her reading and writing skills (which are now above average), so she continues to meet the diagnostic criteria for dyslexia. (We know that we are lucky to have as much attention given to her in a public school given that she is in the top 5-10% of her class) As she is approaching 8th grade, and realizing the impact of her diagnosis on her personal goal to go to West Point, we are trying to figure out how to approach her next PPT. As I said, they provide no academic accomodations; simply are pushing her further to meet her true capacity. We fully expect that high school would be no different; she's taking a full cohort of classes, including foriegn language, and honors math/science without difficulty. Option 1: Pull her out of any special education for high school 100%, which they are hinting is a fair option for her as she is excelling without any academic supports. However, she is still making huge gains with the extra drilling of language skills, and could be an even stronger student with the extra push. Option 2: Have a 504 in place to provide supports if needed, and maintain her diagnosis of dyslexia in her record in case she needs services in the future. Option 3: Knowing she is making amazing gains with the dyslexia instruction, keep her in for early high school, and then pull her at the end of sophomore year to allow her to advance even further, and then prove that she doesnt need accomondations for the year or two before applying to USMA. Would appreciate any guidance. Hard to be a mother trying to balance my child's goals of miltary school and her maximizing her academic potential.