I Am a Highschool Dropout

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 98 People

    Dropping Out and Realizing the True Meaning of Life

    So I dropped out, In elementary school I was the peaceful nerdy one, I just liked to go home and play computer games, school was not bad though, and I had pretty good relations with everybody, but as I got older (like by 3rd grade) I didn't really have any close friends...
    grassycow grassycow
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    I was willing and able to.

    I never thought this would actually happen to me cuz all I thought about was getting good grades and getting into a great uni but it did . I realised, highschool is pretty much insignificant and unnecessary for me. As high school started I felt like everything was just so...
    PotatoStarch99 PotatoStarch99
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    $25 Non-hs Grad Paid Research Survey

    Paid survey $25. I have a contract to administer a survey to individuals who did not receive a high school diploma and who are between the ages of 18 and 35.  The survey takes about 45 minutes and pays $25 if completed consistent with instructions.  For...
    ResearchProject ResearchProject
    Jul 27, 2009

    Drop Out

    I suffer from untreated depression and anxiety it was bound to happen. If I end up going back, I really hope I graduate next year.
    mobe mobe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2010


    I am a High School drop-out, I was going through a lot of crap. I was suffering depression. But now I have made up for my mistakes, I have got my life back on track, and I am studying to work in child care.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2011

    I Also Dropped Out

    and i still managed to get a master's degree. but i think it is much harder for people nowadays. when i did it, it was 1977. on my 16th birthday, i never went back. and it was a catholic school. people rarely walk out on catholic school. i went to work in factories for a while...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    I hated school with a passion

    for many reasons. That said, I was a lousy student. Admittedly it was all my fault. I didnt want to study, do my homework, pay attention in class. I wasnt a class clown or bully. I was an introverted, shy student and person. I kept quiet and kept to myself. I had a variety of...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady
    41-45, M
    Jul 8, 2014

    I Dropped Out Of School Because Of Gang Violence

    it all started summer of 2006 i got "put on" the neighborhood click around 20th and spruce I NEVER wanted to get put on i was in 5th grade going on 6th king and byron both 15 smoked weed and cigs around me and my friend jal we were 5th graders..Jal had no prob fitting in i didnt...
    206victim 206victim
    1 Response Jan 29, 2013

    I Dropped Out But I'm Not Quitting

    I hated school,,, from elementary to middle...I moved around so much through that time, had to go through the new student crap a lot...People staring,making u feel unwanted ....Then when things would settle down, make a few friends, i'd be ripped out of school and be told, "guess...
    savagedkitty savagedkitty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    I Dropped Out

    I dont know how it happend.. it just did. I feel ashamed to tell people i am a dropout. I get very upset when i think i could be graduating this june. My parents are supportive but want me to get my ged this summer and atleast get some college when i can. I went threw so much...
    laura93 laura93
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    I dropped out of high school

    as soon as I could, and I have absolutely no regrets.  For me, it was a complete waste of time. My parents and friends incessantly told me that I was a loser who would just become a bum. I tried to explain to them that I would take the GED and then go to college but they said...
    macD1 macD1
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014


    I dropped out of high school. I didnt wont to. I was experiencing  alot of emotional problems and I didn't know at the time. I was around 13or 14 when it first began.  I was a good student.  I played basketball my first year of high school. I started to...
    floppy24 floppy24
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

    ya i left school at 16 cuz it was way to hard

    for me wen i was little even i had bad grades i dont think i got more then a c most of the time and that was wen i had help with stuff so in hi school it was like way hard and there was no way i was gona go to more of that so i left to go wait tables and i like it way more
    lacipink lacipink
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    Beauty School Drop Out

    I dropped out half way through my final year of high school. I was 17 years old. I was suffering with depression at this point which is one of the reasons i left, but mainly because i was so disconnected with everything and everyone! I'm 21 years old now and I'm a Fashion...
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2013

    Gym Class Ruined High School For Me....

    When I was in high school, I loved all of my classes, and had no trouble getting passing grades -- except one. The only class I loathed and despised, to an almost pathological level, was gym class. I was horribly self-conscious because I was tall and skinny and gangly and...
    CakeEater57 CakeEater57
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2012

    I just dropped out today.

    I was getting tired of school because its so damn boring. I feel like everything you learn in highschool means absolutely nothing. On top of that i hate living with my mom because she's a controlling *** *****. Im going to get my ged, learn a trade, get a job and get out cause...
    emptydarkhole emptydarkhole
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    Dropped Out In 2003 At 17

    I dropped out of high school in 2003 at the age of 17. I got good grades in school up until 5th grade when they started sending homework home, and I didn't do it. Homework was an impossibly huge part of your grade, so no matter how well you tested and participated in class, if...
    revolutionman11 revolutionman11
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 14, 2009

    I left about a term ago.

    It just did not work at all for me. I couldn't handle doing all these subjects that just didn't interest me at all. I guess I'm hoping I won't regret it later? But, fingers crossed, I can get into a fashion design course I applied to!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2015


    Hello everyone. I did not drop out of high school but I am interested in interviewing people that did. I feel that children are put in a position from a young age and told by people if they are capable or not. Given this viewpoint, I believe that some are left behind by adults...
    rab3113 rab3113
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    Why I Dropped Out Of School... ( Long Story...keep Reading ) Plus, I Have No Regrets. Almost 18...and Still See No Real Meaning Than A Namesake Dilpoma!

    Why I Dropped Out Of School…………… Building hope isn’t easy; its irrevocably tied to expectation. Real hope is mutually exclusive of expectation. Atleast, thats the way I see it. Hope is like a plant. It needs the right conditions to thrive. But mostly, it just needs...
    Angelfreakz Angelfreakz
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    Should I Drop Out Of High School?

    I'm a 17-year-old girl who struggles a lot with school. I'm constantly sick and missing days of school. No one believes I'll make it threw high school, and even im starting to believe it. I just don't have the book smarts for school. I used to always tell myself I would never...
    BeautifulTragedy95 BeautifulTragedy95
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    I Would've Been A High School Dropout....

    I would've been a high school dropout, but I chose to homeschool and I turned out fine, no social disorders or anything. Ironically, I am now the administrative assistant to the president of Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum. My boss has a passion for dropouts and students with...
    homeschoolgirl homeschoolgirl
    26-30, F
    Oct 11, 2013

    I Just Couldn't Do It

    My life got a little hectic after a few suicide attempts I had a year ago. I'm getting treatment for it now. Bib I still have ha a lot to work through. I ran away from home 7 months ago and got engaged A couple months ago. With everything going on I couldn't handle going to...
    katniss93 katniss93
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    Every Pretty Girl Deserves To Go To A Ball

    So around the time I was in highschool, my family and I moved around a lot. I think I went to something like 6 different highschools? So to say the least, I didn't really have time to make friends. Eventually I gave up trying to make any. This never really bothered me, until I...
    hotmamma86 hotmamma86
    26-30, F
    Oct 25, 2012

    I dropped yesterday,

    and tbh I've never felt better. Now I can spend my life ******* up without worrying about school. I was failing all my classes anyway. Now I can party all week, never have to wake up early for school, and I don't have to hang out with people I hate. I skipped school 95% of the...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    I Went Back Though.

    I dropped out of school when I was 16. It was after my parents divorced. Things were really chaotic, and I didn't see a reason to go back. I work some really crappy jobs though, and decided that I needed to go back, and I did. John
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 27, 2011

    Not Sure

    I believed i could get schooling done and that the place i found would take me into it. But the people said it's to hard for me and my IEP. **** them you know this was the place i would have tryed to make it into. And it dropped me because of a ******* IEP. Saying it was to...
    ISammyI ISammyI
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2012
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