Failure is impossible for high school students! (No, really) on Shine by Mira Jacob, Shine staff, 17 hours ago Earlier this year, the school all but eradicated the standard mark for failure, instead supplying wayward students with the letter I for incomplete. So what does an I give you that an F doesnt? Time to redeem yourself, for starters. Students with an I on their report card can (literally) learn their lesson and catch up over the year, at which point they will be given a grade for their mastery of the material, just like any other student. So is this an inspired move to get those marginal students on track and learning, or just another way in which were coddling underachieving kids and hobbling the rest? Parents, educators and students are divided. That's just nuts. Anyone that Fails gets do-overs w/o haveing to face the fact that they failed. How weak do we think our kids are that some people think our kids can't handle getting an F? I'm very proud of our local school system, they also change the lettering system. It goes; A B C Failure and you get as many do-overs you want. They call it "taken the course all over again".