In some schools there are 'special' homework assignments asked to sets of 3 years, like all the preschoolers, 1st to 3rd grades, 4th to 6th or even in betweens like 2nd to 5th... these homeworks are usually to bring something to show for an event of some sort and doesn't count for grades =7=
O-O don't call him a bozo, he tried to explain his point of view as he believed it was right...
Factoid> in my original idea I was going to express exactly that everyone was in the same grade (Max skipping a class for being smart) but I dropped the idea early on as it was better for them not to be together all the time for character development.
If Sam, Dan, Jowy, Lili, and Max are all in the same grade and Max is younger than Sam (according to the picture strips) Then it stands to logic and reason that Max is smarter than his age and he is in a grade above his age.
Don't know why Max would freak about Sam's photos. She may be mature enough to bring Her OWN embarrassing moments in stead of Max's. Plus she would be slightly viewed as the more responsible less forgetful child who brings her homework!