Many parents express the hope that teachers will be able to motivate their student to work harder and to apply themselves more completely to their academic studies.  Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy answer to reaching students who are unmotivated.  As teachers, we hope that students will feel a sense of accomplishment on assignments or projects in which they perform well, in turn leading to further success.  The teaching staff will make every effort to help the students meet their IEP goals and to experience success in their courses.