Asked in Children and the LawEmancipation and Ages for Moving OutHigh School
What's the legal age to drop out of school in Ohio?
February 26, 2012 8:28AM
In Ohio, you have to attend school until you are 18 or until you graduate (which ever comes first). If you are over 16, then you can request an exception if you are regularly employed at a full-time job. However, even if the exception is approved, you will be required to enroll in ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education program) classes or apply to take the GED test if you have earned at least 12 high school credits.