I Am a High School Drop Out

What contributed to you dropping out of school? Would you like to go back to school? 108 People

    And I kick my self in the *** everyday about it.

    If I could go back, I would in a heart beat.
    Badabinger21 Badabinger21
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    I Was Seen As Perfect, Until I Drop Outed.

    I've grown up my entire life being seen as the girl who had it all put together, was intelligent, and could knock anyone away with how kind I was. Everyone called me The Perfect Angel, then I dropped out. I have been going to church my whole life, so people expected "more" of me...
    MaryMarie28 MaryMarie28
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2012

    High School wasn't for me,

    that was very clear from my first year there. Dyed hair, piercings, visible tattoos, jewellery, anything that made someone stand out from the crowd was prohibited. One thing I loathe is being told how I should look. Naturally, I rebelled against this and dealt with the...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 24, 2013

    Walking Across That Stage Didn't Happen.

    "Hello, I'm Aiken, and I'm a high school dropout." I never intended to not finish high school. Hell, I had plans to go on to some fancy, smancy college and become a psychologist... have a real good life, you know. But halfway into my senior year, I got a real bad...
    Aikeyfayce Aikeyfayce
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2009

    That's Right...

    I am a high school drop-out. I feel some what ashamed when other people hear that; but I know in my head that I am going to be just fine.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Jun 18, 2008

    Dropping Out

    My son is 16 and has lost all motivation to do his school work.  He says its boring and just doesnt do it anymore.  I have tried to take things away, ground him, talk to him, understand him, get a tutor if he finds it hard but he just is not interested.  He wants...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    2 Responses May 21, 2009

    My Experience...

    I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I loved public school and excelled in all sports, art and many other things. When I started high school, I did well in grade 9 and 10. Then I started smoking cigarettes and marijuana and drinking alcohol. I started skipping classes and just...
    DaddyClifford DaddyClifford
    36-40, M
    Oct 26, 2012

    I'm Scared To Leave And I'm Scared To Stay..

    I am 18 and i'm a senior in high school with two months left. So close yet so far away. I have always had trouble with school and it has made me a miserable person. I have anxiety and depression and school is a definite trigger. I can't even bring myself to go anymore. I am going...
    leh12 leh12
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

    Confused About Life.

    Im 16 years old and dropped out after year 10. I was bullied about a year before so i moved schools.I was really depressed. I never did work, at all, and did not concentrate and was into some bad habbits. I didnt really think i was important to have a future. My dad is a...
    MollySavas MollySavas
    1 Response Aug 3, 2009

    I Am/was

    I was a drop-out as well. But luckly found a person that helped me get a degree as a mature student. he's e-mail was merc3@rambler.ru you could try and write him. As i was bad in most of the subjects, never wanted to learn, i confess. but he helped and now instead of school drop...
    backala backala
    Jun 19, 2010

    Im A Highschool Dropout

    I always wanted to be different from everybody but i never thought i would end up getting kicked out of school. I'm actually an ok student no fights,i got mostly b's, many friends, and i had no attendance problems. But once my junior year had started i felt major changes...
    Reaper7 Reaper7
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    Scared For My Future

    I had to leave high school around my sophomore year. The thing is, i'm relatively intelligent but I just couldn't achieve any progress in those conditions. I tried online high school but lacked motivation. So here I sit constantly worried about my future, anxiety through the...
    WIFisher WIFisher
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

    Part Of The Statistics?

    Hi im new to ep. my sis introduced me alil bit to this web site and i think its koo. statistics ahhh i can hear my older sis keep tellin us about this word so yes i am a high skoo drop out but not becuz i didnt want to finish or was lazy but becuz it was hard only tryin to...
    antisocialdee antisocialdee
    1 Response Oct 5, 2010

    Yes I Am..

    i feel embaressed or ashamed to say so, but i will be okay. i did it to raise my daughter, hopefully everything will be okay in the future.
    lilbebe lilbebe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2010

    I'm A Hs Dropout.... Who Cares?

    At the 30th of November 2011, I wrote an experience of me being a high school drop out. I was full of worries and doubt and had no thoughts of having a successful life. Over the months, I grew into a young adult and I have learned so much of lighting up my path. It seems like it...
    BongMan420 BongMan420
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    Couldn't Even Make It A Year

    I have 7 credits. I dropped out during the 2nd semester of grade.9, (I was 14) I fell in with a bad crowd. I would party a lot, drink a lot, do drugs. I had a horrible attendance record, the school threatened to take away my credits & possibly kick me out if I didn't get...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    Forced to Submit I was a third-year senior

    when I decided to drop out of High School at the age of 19. While I am ashamed in every way for having to have made the decision, let none say that I did not try my best to get my highschool diploma, or that this was something I'd considered doing from the start. To understand...
    Cuddlesworth Cuddlesworth
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

    I have a long story so .

    . Hope you stick around. As far as I can remember, I loved school. I enjoyed the feeling of seeing my friends and learning something new everyday. Was it ever on my mind to drop out? HELL NO. I was basically COMMITTED to demonstrate to my family and friends that I was that one...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    Hey guys, I dropped out of year 10 halfway

    through when I was 17. It's been hard to get a job. But it's so much easier on my life. I could of been successful. I still can be. In a couple of years I've told myself I'll go back and get my VCE(if I need it). To be honest once you hit 18 it's so much easier to get a job. I...
    jakechris12 jakechris12
    18-21, M
    Sep 16, 2014

    But Will Return

    I can take special home classes becos i am pregnant the whole school knows who what when and where.  I cant live with my aunt and uncle becos they are trying to keep my cousins and me separated.  I guess you know the reason why.  I am not a **** i just started...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 25, 2010

    Train Wreck

    I dont know how to really start this but ill give this a shot.it all started in the end of grade 9.I started skipping alot because i hated it and just had alot of personal problems.I was just doing fine. then in grade 10 i didnt just go cause i didn't give a ****. my parents were...
    sheldon978 sheldon978
    1 Response Oct 14, 2011

    High School Drop Out Recruit

    I recently helped a 54 year old woman gain her high school diploma. She always felt saddened that she never got a chance to finish school because she had to take care of her 3 sons by herself when she was younger. When she contacted me I knew she was a woman on a mission. She...
    Godsent Godsent
    1 Response Jul 10, 2008

    I Dont Regret It

    I left school when i was 15 (half way through year 11) my older sister told me i would regret it (she dropped out in year 12) but i don't there isn't a day that goes pass where I'm not happy i left that place, sure it has made things harder like getting a job but i will be ok...
    Ranunculus Ranunculus
    18-21, T
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2010

    I'm Not A High School Drop out.

    I Am Still In School, Junior Year. Turns Out I'm Good In Every Subject Except Math. I Was Super Good At Math. Ended My 8th Grade Year With An A In Math! Until I Got To High School. I Managed To Pass 1st Semester Algebra. That's As Far As I Got. I'm A Junior That's Still In...
    lLetsBeFellahs lLetsBeFellahs
    18-21, M
    Sep 17, 2014

    I am a high school dropout.

    I honestly never thought I would drop out of high school. I love school, I love learning, being organised, the socialising and school balls. Sadly I missed out on both my year 11 and 12 school balls. It was about this time last year when my dad and step mother told me they were...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 18, 2014

    Far From A Unique Story

    From the expression on most people's face when they find out I guess that I'm supposed to feel a lot more embarrassed or maybe look back wistfully to what might have been, but I don't. If I had a list of recommendations for getting ahead in life dropping out of high school...
    Powderblue Powderblue
    36-40, F
    Apr 11, 2011

    I always kinda liked school,

    I never skipped class always been a C student. Joked and stuff. Tho I got in hella trouble suspended every other week. And like one day me and my dad moved to this school. And it was the most careless school ever. No teacher cared. At first I was skeptical of skipping class. But...
    Idkwhattoputtbh Idkwhattoputtbh
    18-21, M
    Apr 18, 2016

    School Just Never Worked For Me!!

    i mean, it wasnt that i chose to be crap in school,i just was, i mean, i was ok until it came to tests and examsand so on, and then i would just go blank!! lol i always remember one of my friends in school laughing at me, coshe knew how hard i studied, and couldnt believe that i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2009

    Stop The Trainwreck..

    I am a high school drop out. It sounds bad, but its just the beginning. I need a plan. I need advice. I need some help to keep this trainwreck from crashing, any thing will help, just don't stop reading. I am 18 years old and I dropped out as soon as I turned 16, I wasn't a bad...
    NeedsAPlan NeedsAPlan
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 5, 2011

    Does Being A Graduate Guarantee Success?

    I've always hated school i don't know what it is about it perhaps its my anxiety or anti-social personality but i just hate the thought of being in a crowded room with an group of loud people and someone just continuously giving me orders telling me what to do etc. I dropped...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies
    18-21, M
    Nov 23, 2013

    I Am Ashamed. I never would have thought I

    would have ever dropped out of school. I know that I made the decision to drop out, and I will have to face the consequences. I believe that I could have been extremely successful, but things happen in your life that can take you down a completely different road.
    MiserbleMe MiserbleMe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2013

    I Am!!!

    I left school just before yr 10 ended. It's something i regret. I'm not a stupid person, but i am horrible at maths. :) i wish i finished school, and one day i will get my senior certificate from tafe or something like that. I had no motivation, i was constantly moving and i...
    astormbroke astormbroke
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2008

    I am a High School dropout.

    Did I ever think I would be here? No. But, I am no and there's nothing i can do about it. I get looked down upon by my whole family because of it and that's what hurts the most is losing your family because of high school. I cannot begin to explain the pain or the emptiness I...
    Npenn Npenn
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    In A Hole

    Ive Been looking for myself on a journey of the min and consciousness, what reality is, exposure to the masses for about three years since I had ear surgery from previous scarring that created a dip in the middle of my ear that would collect water. It caused me to feel disruptive...
    TedNudjent TedNudjent
    18-21, M
    Apr 6, 2012

    My Life Is A Disaster Right Now

    Hey guys, I'm not a high school drop out yet but I'm doing really bad at the moment. Right now, I am a junior that is supposed to be a senior and I'm going to have to repeat two more years of high school. I only have 50 credits right now and I need 120 to graduate. I really don't...
    BongMan420 BongMan420
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2011

    And Then Went to College

    I dropped out of high school in the middle of tenth grade. I started the next academic year at an academically rigorious college. I intend to pursue my doctorate after I get my BA.
    strangeasangels strangeasangels
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    Screw You South Sound High

    I was less than one credit away from obtaining my diploma, however due to my illness I was kicked out of my alternative high school....I was one of the few students who was getting all As and Bs and who did the work yet they didn't even take the time to work with me on...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2010
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