Ok call this stupidity, ignorance, or that I am just a noob VB Programmer

Property FailingScore As Integer

Aren't I correct in assuming all you did here was just declare a variable named FailingScore? you just replaced Dim with Property

When I think of Properties, I think of working with Classes that use Get and Set while working within a Property/End Property.

So the question is, what is the difference here that I seem to not understand?