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The compulsory education law sets the age at 18. Or at least 16 and have passed the California High School Proficency Exam, and have parental permission (this stipulation usually relates to students who are home schooled). (Ca. Ed. Code 482.00)
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The state's compulsory attendance law places the age at 17, with the permission of the student's parent(s) or legal guardian. The student must be at least 17-ye…ars old and have the consent of the parent(s) or legal guardian.
It depends upon the compulsory education laws of the state in which the minor resides. In all states, regardless of the CE requirements, a student under the state's legal age …of majority needs permission from their parents or legal guardian before they can drop out of school. You should not consider dropping out of high school, I know a lot of people that have and are struggling now, but I think the age is 16 years old. The laws vary by state, so it depends on where you live. For example, in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, etc. it is 16. In some states you're required to attend school until you're 18, graduate, or pass the GED (which ever comes first). Also, keep in mind that in many states if you quit school you lose your drivers license. As far as homeschooling is concerned, the requirements for that also vary by state, but in some states it's quite stringent. I'll add that studies have shown that most people who fail to complete high school, spend the rest of their lives working a minimum wage job and barely being able to pay their bills. Is that what you want for your life? Think long and hard about it. See the table linked to the right for ages by state. In the State of MO it is 16 Does anyone know how old you have to be in Montana? My son is thinking of dropping out and I am hoping this can not be done without permission from me. You are correct in that dropping out of school will only get you a dead end job. I know of this man that has a son that dropped out of school in his sophmore year and can only read at the most a 4th grade level and this father let his child drop out of school. That is such a sad story and so very sad for the child as he can not get any decent paying job. He will always have to be around someone that can fill out applications for him as well as anything he wants to read. It is a shame that parents "let" (in some cases) their children drop out. I just want to make sure my son does not have the right legally to drop out of school. Thank you for your timely answer though. Montana Compulsory Education Laws list the age at which the student can quit school at 16 and the student has completed and passed the 8th grade. high school drop outhow old do you have to be to drop out of high school? @ the woman who claims all drop outs will get dead-end jobs. This is not so, I am dropping out in order to further my career, I'm taking a higher position. I am a body modification artist. Instead of constantly denying your on and using 1 story as your example, perhaps you should ask your son what his plans for the future are. CommentYou have clarified, with the choices you have made and shared, why a mother would deny her son his uninformed choice that incorporates no rational elements of sound decision making. Parents seem to be genetically predisposed toward protecting their children from the greatest danger they face - ...themselves. I am currently fifteen and im turning sixteen at the end of my "sophmore" year, but ive only passed two classes in my two years of school, because i have really bad ADD and anxiety so i cannot deal with your average classroom so ive recently been put in all online classes and that didnt seem to work so after this year is over with and im sixteen, i will be dropping out, ill be taking GED classes and ill be starting cosmetology school in winter of '11 and finish college when i was supposed to finish high school. Getting my GED does not make a difference compared to my high school diploma for the career id like. So sometimes dropping out is the best choice, just so long as you have a plan and are determined to stick to it. School has never been a good environment for me and i believe that dropping out and getting my GED will help me out alot and ill even start college early, so im getting started on my life early.
17 years of age.
The compulsory education law sets the age at 18. Or at least 16 and have passed the California High School Proficency Exam, and have parental permission (this stipulation usua…lly relates to students who are home schooled). (Ca. Ed. Code 482 Answer found on wiki.answers.com
Answer yes you can. you can do whatever you want at age 17 your practically all grown up....
Answer 16 (But don't do it!)
Advice: Most teens that want to drop out of school don't read well. Practice makes perfect. Go to the Library and get a book at your level and read it. Read another one instea…d of watching TV or going to the movies. Go to a school, night school, there are a dozen ways to get an education these days. Graduate. Don't drop out, change your method of schooling. I have friends that dropped out and in their fifties they are still wondering what their lives could have been with an education. I think they chaged the law, one has to be 18 to drop out of school. Don't do it.
At any age once you graduate or get an HSED certificate. The problem with getting no degree is that even McDonald's won't hire you. With an HSED you can at least get int…o the military. WIthout that your life will really really suck.
you have to be 16
dropping out of high school is the dumbest thing you could possibly do, unless your aspiration is to be homeless or a stripper or a drug dealer, well, that's dumb too. you're …getting something for free, it's called an education, don't throw it away, use it.
its never a good idea to drop out, finish school, get ur grades, you need to do this, it will set you up and determine your career prospects, you can chose, either 1 drop ou…t with no grades, and drift from average job to average not well paid job, scrimp and save just to make ends meet for the rest of your life, or... 2 you can finish school, get your grades, go to college, and get better grades, which will set you up in line for much better prospects for getting the career you want. a well paid career instead of "just a job". provide yourself with financial security, a roof over your head, food on the table, and savings for when you retire, plus things you want out of life are more accessible i made a similar mistake, and have been struggling ever since im now 46, no mortgage cos i cant afford it, rented room, rarely enough money to pay my bills. you only get one shot.
16 years old.
16 but you have to have a year 10 pass.
really you shouldn't but i wouldn't say till you 16 or 17
no you dont have to have parent or leagle garden with or aruond you it is tolay your choces but remeber it can be un dune if you reinroll the nezxt yyear in school that alows …it but all wats good to cunsalt with parents or gardens be for you do