After what was way too much waiting for me we finally have news. Nick was out at a sort of "interview" dinner for an apprenticeship position for next year and the pastor was praying for him. Nick's cell phone rang and the pastor stopped for a moment and said 'Go ahead. Answer it.' and he kept on praying.
Nick talked with one of the ladies looking after Graduation. The talks had been had. Nick is going to get to walk the stage. When he does so he will be given an empty folder in which everyone else will get their diploma. In the program there will be an asterick next to Nick's name indicating that he will be "graduating pending requirements". Several other people will have this next to their name as well, it is not specific to Nick.
For Nick, "pending requirements" means that he has to take a class approved by the school within the next year to boost his GPA. Since we have been actively pursuing a lead for next year that is looking quite promising, they will try and arrange it so he can do it in a festival, (one week or weekend of class then you do the homework on your own time), or an online course.
So it's good that he will be graduating. It still breaks my heart that he had to go through this pain though. Wondering if he is just graduating on people's mercy or if he really deserves it. Feeling like he isn't good enough. He has been through a lot of emotions this week, but has come to rest on God's compassion and Graduation will be a joyous event for us.
Nick is happy. I'm sad he had to go through what he had to go through, but encouraged by the outcome. Other people who have been to the school and dealt with the school think it's ridiculous, (when I graded in 2002 I hadn't paid for my final tuition in full. When I grabbed my folder on my way across the stage it did not hold my diploma, it held a balance sheet of what I owed them). That's the kind of stuff the school is notorious with their students for.