DS is going to be starting HS in the fall. He has a visual processing disorder and does MUCH better on schoolwork when he can process it out loud rather than on paper. DH and I remember our grad school study groups, and we really think that a similar sort of group study/discussion setup could really help DS understand and retain material from literature and history classes, and perhaps even the sciences. The trick is going to be figuring out how to set them up. DS is not a very social kid, and he doesn't have friends that he could invite to join him in this. Of course, kids this age are not as motivated as your average twenty-something, either, but we'd like to try. We would need to work with the school's LC's to get something sponsored, I think, but I'm not sure of what all the issues might be. If anyone has successfully set up or have a child be part of a formal outside of class time study group in high school, I'd really like to hear about your experiences. (Actually, I'd like to hear about unsuccessful tries, too -- all the better to recognize pitfalls before we step into them.) Thanks!