Ah, that's it! He's just one of those kids who needs a block schedule instead of traditional one. With the wonderful benefits of block scheduling, he'll suddenly be able to pass eight classes in a semester after not being able to pass six before! And of course, there are absolutely no schools in the state of Alabama that use block scheduling, so he must attend this school.
Please. He's going to this school because they'll cut him breaks that his old school wouldn't. If you don't believe that, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you.