Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 3 weeks ago

If an 18 y/o student fails his classes and must repeat the 12th grade to get his diploma, can he legally drop out without the law objecting?

Is he free to drop out as long as his parents let him? Or does his school have lawful control over him? With that said, is having a high school diploma the equivalent of jury duty — the state will know he hasn’t gotten it yet and will track him down?

Or does the student dropping out have to be 17 or younger in order for the law to get involved?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You're an adult and unfortunately, you can drop out.  What's the rush?  Do you really want to say "would you like fries with that" for the rest of your life?

  • 3 weeks ago

    At 18 he is allowed to make incredibly stupid decisions like drop out of high school prior to graduating. That will prevent that person from getting many minimum wage jobs and virtually all good jobs. Stupidty and immaturity are, unfortunately, not illegal.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes he can yes yes

  • 3 weeks ago

    An 18 year old can drop out of school. That would be stupid- but perfectly legal. The 18 year old can take the GED test and try to get a diploma that way. Some cities have special high schools for adult students- high schools don't usually want students older than 18 hanging around with the 16 year olds. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The law never gets involved when kids don't finish high school.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Generally an 18-year-old has the right to drop out. Some students take the GED test instead of completing high school. The state shouldn't track him down for jury duty.

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