I Dropped Out of High School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    41 year old male, I live in Texas

    and recently lost my very nice paying that I had for nearly a decade. Now I can't find a decent paying job without a diploma or GED. Does anyone know of a Diploma mill that don't cost a lot so I can get a better job. I know going back to school is best, but I don't have the...
    speedos4me2 speedos4me2
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    I've been out of hight school

    for over a year now with the intention of being home schooled. Now I'm 16, full time job, possible GED registration in about 3 hours. I haven't slept in over 24 hours, more caffeine in my system to put down a horse. And I haven't studied anything besides MTG and sheet music...
    AwakeinSleep AwakeinSleep
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    With my depression and the glandular fever I

    was just constantly exhausted even walking from classes would drain me and my school is pretty small. I had a plan but the sickness has made my depression worse and I'm to drained to even go looking for work. I just don't know what I'm gonna do
    bieverything bieverything
    18-21, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    I feel like a failure cause I'm not in

    university but I really want to be I dropped out of high school due to social anxiety and bullying....:(
    Isaokomori22 Isaokomori22
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    What should I do because my family's members is

    bad at me because I have dropped out of 9th grade yesterday
    MichaelrobinsonD MichaelrobinsonD
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I haven't dropped out of school yet.

    But I have been seriously considering it for weeks. I am a social butterfly and love getting involved in extracurriculars and the like. But lately I've been noticing how introverted I am. It's so hard for me to wake up everyday and go to school because people just drain me. I...
    sidorska sidorska
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    Sometimes, The Wrong Decision Seems Right

                        I started working in July of 2001, when I was fifteen. That fall, I decided to quit school so I could work full time. Money was always tight in my household and in the spring of 2002 it became even tighter when my mother had to quit working...
    1TrueStorygirl 1TrueStorygirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    Biggest mistake I ever made.

    Looking back at things I would have tried harder. The truth of the matter was I was kicked out of my house when I turned 18 and had no where to go. I only had 4 months left of high school, but needed a job to eat and have a place to live. So I dropped out to work...
    FreqFlyer76 FreqFlyer76
    41-45, M
    Jul 9, 2014

    I droped out of high school

    and didn't get my high school diploma or a GED now I'm in my last semester at my local community college and next semester will be my first time attending SJSU.
    lost1500 lost1500
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    Educating Yourself Can Be A Path To True Knowledge

    I dropped out of high school at the age of 16, back in...1983. I went to high school for two years, and just never showed up at school after the summer break following my 2nd year. In reality, although i was enrolled in high school, i did not attend regularly and learned almost...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2011

    gosh u all have like real good reasons 2 quit i

    just quit cuz i suck at it it was like the worst time of my life but im super glad that im done now cuz i hated it so much
    lacipink lacipink
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    I remember way on back in the 9th grade my

    class had this fine old field trip. We went on up to Washington DC to see some of them monuments. Oh, they are mighty fine too, I can tell you. That old Washington Monument is just about as tall as anything I ever did see and that old Lincoln Memorial is right dandy. Well...
    SexyCleetus SexyCleetus
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2014

    I'm 18 yrs old and I have gone to 6 high

    schools through 3 states. I am seriously considering dropping out, getting a GED, and getting on with my life. I am done and I want to move on, the only reason I haven't yet is because of my family, if I stay in school my dad has to continue child support because of our state...
    chrisG3097 chrisG3097
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    I'm a high school dropout

    and it feels great. school is a monumental waste of my time and now I can get a job and focus on creating art.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    I dropped out so I can get my GED

    and go to college early. High school is a waste of time...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 17, 2015

    I Got Kicked Out Of Hs

    I hated school from first grade on! Hated it! I think I had undiagnosed mental disorder because I couldn't concentrate or sit still and focus while sitting in class. I was always in trouble for talking and making a fool out of myself and this was just elementary school! Jr...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012

    (kinda long but its just my life &

    where i am now) I did when i was around 15-17 after middle school i just couldn't do school anymore, not cause i didn't wanna study it was hard but if it weren't for bullies id of stayed, tried like 3 new school couldn't make new friends as i was shy af & just always stayed...
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2016

    "I Did, But I Still Managed To Get My G.E.D."

    I dropped out of high school because I was so sick of doing the same **** every day.I got straight A's and once in a while I would get a B, but I was so sick of the same routine and all the damn drama, I had more than enough of that to deal with at home. Having to cope with it at...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    I really regret dropping out.

    It was by far the worst decision I ever made. GED looks so "ugh" compared to HS diploma. I saw all my friends walk across the stage and all I could do was sit back and say "that could've been me but I was too lazy."
    shaybaby213 shaybaby213
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    I dropped out of high school.

    Now im all over the place i wish i never did it but i just couldnt do it anymore. I gave up so quick i didnt care but, now that school started for everyone i miss going . I wanted to be the first to graduate in my family but i failed them. I didnt want this ! Like they say...
    tatianax3 tatianax3
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

    I dropped out of high school in the last 3

    months of my 10th grade year. I take my GED test in a few days. I would be a senior this year.. Oops. I am now taking sign language beginner classes with my mom(not college classes) and also in a photography group because I love it. Other than photography, I don't know what I...
    averageteengirl7515 averageteengirl7515
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    15 Notable People Who Dropped Out Of School

    I've finished highschool without being dropped.but these famous people all dropped out of school: 15-Princess Diana 14-Ringo Starr 13-Harry Houdini 12- Ray Kroc 11-Elton John 10-Charles Dickens 9-Colonel Sanders 8-George Burns 7-Richard Branson 6-Walt Disney 5-John D...
    TheEclipse TheEclipse
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

    Okay so, I have dropped out of school

    once again. Out of both times, I have come to realize that my school and school staff are very kind but care way too much! So much they invade in to privacy and I couldn't take it! That was reason number one for my first time. The second time, the same reason applies and I tried...
    Gemini0069 Gemini0069
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014

    It just wasn't for me.

    It was too organized, and not well-managed enough. I couldn't stand to see the staff do it so wrong. I'm working on getting a GED now. Maybe I'll work that at a high school someday.
    MerryMerryMerryMerry MerryMerryMerryMerry
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    An Unfortunate, But Wise Decision

    I became severely depressed during my junior year of high school, and it really hindered my education. My concentration became so poor that I could spend half an hour just reading and re-reading a single page, and still not be able to absorb any information from it. My memory...
    lemonfire lemonfire
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    It was really a waste of time

    for me. I had zero interest. I'm sure school is of huge benefit if you are actually interested but it was only making me angry and depressed. When I had my first daughter that was it between me and school. I left cuz I wanted to take care of my daughter and was home schooled for...
    emily97rose emily97rose
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    I have severe social anxiety

    and also ulcerative colitis. When those two are mixed.. Oh gosh. Horrible. School was the thing that triggered it. Being around people I didn't feel comfortable around, especially being picked on. I switched to cyber school for 2 years but they kept marking me absent for days I...
    Unicornwarrior724 Unicornwarrior724
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    People can complain about high school all they

    want, but if I could go back, I would've tried harder in high school instead of skipping out on classes and acting like a little rebellious ****. I'm not saying I regret my decision about leaving school, I had too, I was going through a very difficult time in my life and it came...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2014

    i am dropping out of school (high school) its

    not because it sucks but for the record it really does. Here is my story its 9th grade and i plan on just getting to know the school so i walk around getting to know the surroundings and staff that was day one. sometime after i guessing a month i start f-ing up my class grades...
    Iamaolne Iamaolne
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

    Well I dropped out of high school

    and I regretted it ever since. I got my GED and I thought I was finished now I should be happy. But then I read this article online that says GED's are just a cop out and that they're not anywhere near worth a standard high school diploma. I now feel even worse than before...
    joyelle00 joyelle00
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    I Dropped Out At Fifteen

    When I was fifteen, I weighed 270 pounds. It became hard for me to get around the school, some kids put me down. I tried transferring but at that point I had no one in school anymore. I had made a couple friends but nothing that lasted. I felt like people just didn't like me. It...
    icequeen900 icequeen900
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2013

    I dropped out of High School in my Freshman

    year... I dropped out mainly because my age ( I repeated 2 grades in elementary school do to my mother's abuse & educational neglect for me) & also because I just lost interest in going to school period. I stopped becoming motivated in the 8th grade & I started cutting school a...
    Us3rrFr13ndly Us3rrFr13ndly
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2014

    My school told me no matter what they wouldn't

    let me pass because I had missed so much school because of my severe panic attacks I've been having on a daily basis since the bullying started. I asked for help but they wouldn't give it. So now I'm about to drop out. Hell bent on getting my GED and going into graphic design...
    LibbyLives LibbyLives
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    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 was going through a hard time

    so i quit and dropped out. Stupid move if you ask me...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    I Dropped Out..

    I recently dropped out of high school. I was in my senior year, with only 5 months left. I know it seems really pathetic, I've heard it many times. The reason I dropped was because I have anxiety issues and recently they have gotten worse and I started missing so many days. I...
    Kgaitbyler Kgaitbyler
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2013

    I dropped out of high school.

    I had severe anxiety issues and it got so bad I couldn't leave the house. I went to therapy got it resolved. I felt like such a loser with a GED. I missed out on high school as well. But, I didn't let that stop me. I got a job at a bank and worked super hard. Now at 37 years...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    I Don't Know If I Can Do It.

    I dropped out of high school before the second half of my senior year. I know it sounds dumb but I just couldn't do it anymore. I'm very smart made the honor roll every quarter, had all honor and AP classes, and was in the pre-law magnet program for two years. So I'm not stupid...
    joyelle00 joyelle00
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

    I have a lot going on in my mind,

    school makes me feel awkward... I can't take it. Do you think I'm stupid for dropping out?
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    Haven't Regretted It Since.

      Yes, I dropped out. And I did it with good reason. Here's my reasoning in short.  I didn't understand the whole point, it felt like i was being forced to follow this strict agenda and life path. I didn't want to become anything that was predetermined and/or...
    LuckymeIshouldsee LuckymeIshouldsee
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

    my homeroom teacher got me into tafe

    when I finished year 9 she notes that I was not happy so she asked me about going to tafe I said yes to it don't regret I was not happy at school I hated how things were tought I wagged I couldn't be bothered with my homework being a underachieved genius who know one understood...
    Rakiea Rakiea
    31-35, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    No Regrets!

    I dropped out on my 16th birthday and got my GED a year before the rest of my class graduated. When they were finishing up their junior year, I was in Cancun partying. I totally do NOT regret dropping out of high school. I still went to college and make more money than anyone in...
    aka746 aka746
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2007

    I already had a job. So

    when my homeschool teachers were to busy fighting their way through a divorce....I just started working full time in Tech Support. You could not had paid me enough to go back to school and being bullied!
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    May 8, 2015
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