It’s September 28, and on this date in 1941, Ted Williams became the most recent baseball player to hit at least .400 for an entire season when he went 6 for 8 for the Boston Red Sox in a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics to conclude the season with a .406 average. We mention this today for two reasons. First, while .400 is an amazing average in baseball, getting 40% on exams in your middle school courses or high school courses is considered failing. You can accept failing grades on exams if you so choose, but you must have a numeric grade on every exam in a course and your overall grade on all exams must be at least 65% in order for you to pass the course. Second, Ted Williams was hitting .39955 going into the last day of the season, which would’ve been rounded up to .400, but he was not satisfied with that. He went out and played the doubleheader and his outstanding performance that day ensured a .400 average for the season. Similarly, you should always push yourself to do better. Unless you got a perfect score of 100 on an exam, there is always room for improvement, and our instructors give you constructive feedback to help you get better. We invite you to step into the batter’s box and enroll in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study program. All of us would be happy to serve you and help you do your best.