I have spoken to his teachers and their response is to be much stricter. They mock him in class -- especially the French teacher, who went so far as to have other students write notes home to me about his misbehaviors in class.
Next year he will go to a new school, but the problem gets worse with each change and every school year. What can I do?
Ask if it is possible that the French requirement could be waived in your son's case. If that is not possible, make sure that the French teacher is aware of the issues your son has had with language class and ask that she work to help your son as he begins French at the new school.
Talk with the counselor about having your son screened in the fall for a learning difference. Frustration with learning problems could account for his difficulties.