I have a seventeen year old son who is very bright, yet has always gotten awful grades...however, he does very well on the CAT tests etc.
As a youngster, he constantly forgot to take his lunch, backpack, homework etc, to school. His teachers know that he is bright and so have little patience with him. "He is lazy"
He is not going to graduate, but I am sure he wouldn't have any trouble passing his GED, yet, I doubt he will be a successful college student. His father and I worry about him every day. I know he wants to get good grades, but he seems very disorganized and yes, he does seem lazy, but I know there is something deeper. An example: In 4th grade, he was reading at college level, yet he got a D in reading. When I asked his teacher how could this happen, she said that he never turned in his reading log.