what is the legal age to quit high school in the state of New Mexico?

my child is fifteen and want to quit school. Can he do that legally?

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  • kp
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    New Mexico Statute 22-12-2:

    “a school-age person shall attend public school, private school, home school or a state institution until the school-age person is at least eighteen years of age unless that person has graduated from high school or received a general educational development certificate. A parent may give written, signed permission for the school-age person to leave school in case of hardship approved by the local superintendent.”

    So, no, he can't quit unless you give permission (and why would you?) and it's approved by the superintendent, and that will only happen if there is a 'hardship' (and him not wanting to go to school isn't a hardship).

    And, by the way, you are responsible for making sure he goes to school:

    “Any parent of a school-age person subject to the provisions of the Compulsory School Attendance Law is responsible for the school attendance of that person.”

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Forget about if it's legal or not.

    YOU are the parent, you need to stand firm and make him go.

    Until he's 18, he's your child, and he has to do what you tell him.

    Don't tell him he has to stay in school because of the law, tell him he has to stay in school BECAUSE YOU SAY SO.

    If he drops out, he gets no food, no money, no clothing, nothing from you.

    BE A PARENT!!!!

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