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I want to leave highschool to get my GED.
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I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

I already have my life laid out in front of me, and school is in my way. I'm a really smart person and make decent grades, but school is just really stressful and high school has done more bad for me then good (long story but it's true). I am going to become a music producer, and If I can get my GED I can go ahead and get a headstart on my career. I want to go to college to get a degree in Audio Engineering next fall, but I won't be able to do that unless I get my GED now. I'm really confident in my goals and again I'm a really smart person. Without the stress and wasted time of forced education, I can maintain a job, and start selling beats online to help me through college(and that would also get my name around as a producer). The thing that stands in my way is my dad. I am currently living with him, and he has such high expectations of me, thinking that if I was to drop out my life would be "ruined" Noo . But really, I believe it's for the better. Leaving school which forces knowledge not relevant to my interests in order to go to college and attend classes that are relevant to my interests that also help my career? Get out of my highschool's stressful and violent environment? psh Why not? Scratchchin any ideas on how to convince my dad to give me his consent for me to drop out and get enrolled in the GED program would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Oh and i forgot to introduce myself! I'm DJ, and as you can see, I'm new to these forums. Hope I posted in the right section.
11-27-2010 05:20 PM
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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

Couple questions.

Which state are you living in? This is handy for checking the laws.

How long do you have left in school? If you've got only like a year or so left, I'd advising just bearing it. School does suck up time you could better spend working on what you love, but it takes a while to shake off the stigma of not having a HS diploma. Two years or more, by getting your GED and good college entrance exam scores, at worst you can get into a community college, keep good grades, then transfer to a better school. At best you can get into a good school right off the bat. Be advised, though. If you don't have a HS diploma, getting financial aid is a good bit tougher.

Remember that the truly important thing is to keep learning, regardless of the situation you're in.

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11-27-2010 05:29 PM
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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

HALCYON DREAMS Wrote:Couple questions.

Which state are you living in? This is handy for checking the laws.

How long do you have left in school? If you've got only like a year or so left, I'd advising just bearing it. School does suck up time you could better spend working on what you love, but it takes a while to shake off the stigma of not having a HS diploma. Two years or more, by getting your GED and good college entrance exam scores, at worst you can get into a community college, keep good grades, then transfer to a better school. At best you can get into a good school right off the bat. Be advised, though. If you don't have a HS diploma, getting financial aid is a good bit tougher.

Remember that the truly important thing is to keep learning, regardless of the situation you're in.
I live in Texas, and my class graduates in 2012. One of the main reasons I want to drop out is because my highschool is a really stressful environment, and lately i've been getting into trouble here and there and slipping and was put on probation. I just got off probation early for good behavior though, and even My P.O. reccomended to me that I get my GED, before I was even thinking into it. I have been depressed about alot of stuff lately and i think getting away from all this and being able to make my own decisions, and pursuing my career will really help me.
11-27-2010 05:48 PM
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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

http://www.my-ged.com/ged-testing-progr ... fault.aspx

You appear to be pretty much fucked. Sorry, man. >.<

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11-27-2010 06:59 PM
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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

not fucked, just... have one of many doors to your future locked

my advice? make highschool your bitch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ
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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

There's also online schooling. You'll still have to do all the same schoolwork stuff, but you could in theory get it over with faster, and you'll be out of the stressful environment as well. Might be worth looking into.

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Re: I want to leave highschool to get my GED.

HALCYON DREAMS Wrote:http://www(dot)my-ged(dot)com/ged-testing-programs/texas/default.aspx

You appear to be pretty much fucked. Sorry, man. >.<
How am i fucked? I mean, since i'm 17 I will have to enroll in a GED preperation program before i take it, but I can still get it.
11-29-2010 06:49 AM
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Ah, nvm. I thought 2012 = sophomore = 16.

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