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I Dropped Out of High School

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    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...
    homeschoolgirl homeschoolgirl 22-25, F Oct 11, 2013

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    I Had My Reasons - i dropped out at the beginning of 12th grade. you might ask why because of how close i was but i wasnt on the road to graduating with my class. up until 10th...
    QuantumPolkaDots QuantumPolkaDots 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    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...
    Gemini0069 Gemini0069 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    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...
    LuckymeIshouldsee LuckymeIshouldsee 18-21 3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I Didnt But One Of My Friends Did - one of mt friends wont to and she  see's she well at the end of this week. she is only in grade 8!!!, she is suppose to be in grade 9 but...
    Lifeornolife Lifeornolife 16-17, M May 20, 2010

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    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...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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    My Only Regret Is That I Wish I Would've Done It Sooner - I hate the misconceptions people have about people who drop out of high school. I mean, just because I dropped out of high...
    plasticinedreams plasticinedreams 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    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...
    Us3rrFr13ndly Us3rrFr13ndly 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I Dropped Out For A Reason! - I dropped out of high school, because I was behind, I was only in 9th grade when I was only 17, so after the school year I dropped out.......So when I...
    meme11134 meme11134 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2009

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    I Graduated From High School O... - I graduated from high school on my top 10 and with honors
    starfire043 starfire043 21-25, F May 14, 2007

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    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...
    Kgaitbyler Kgaitbyler 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Reasons.. - Was always tired of school, i must of had some education/learning disorder. Well i guess ill just have to accept the consequences of having no education. I already have...
    SilentMoonX SilentMoonX 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    I Left High School. But It Was Right For Me... - I'm 16 years old. I had my reasons. Ill start by saying i was a great student in Junior Public, got decent grades. My parents were...
    StayLifted96 StayLifted96 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    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...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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...
    shaybaby213 shaybaby213 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Repeat of 9th Grade At 17 - I dropped out of high school when I was only 17 years old, and I was only in my 9th grade, for the second time. I was always distracted in school by...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    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...
    icequeen900 icequeen900 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    Stop - Yes i am a high school drop out and Im sorry but this is the last time. I cant spend my whole life Apologizing for my mistake. Please stop calling me a waste of space and...
    deadanddestruction deadanddestruction 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    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...
    TheEclipse TheEclipse 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Halfway Through Sophomore Year - I had always had troubles in school, and it wasn't learning. Teachers never understood my literal thinking patterns and often trapped themselves...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M Nov 3, 2009

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    Final Weeks Of High School - High School is suppose to the best four years of your life...Whoever came up with that assumption was probably never bullied, or was the popular kid...
    Dreeesta Dreeesta 16-17, M Oct 21, 2013

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    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...
    MerryMerryMerryMerry MerryMerryMerryMerry 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    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...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    "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...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Not Worth My Time - you only get so much time in a life. school was a huge waste of mine. After grade 2 I stopped learning anything that couldn' be learned from encyclopedias and...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F May 13, 2008

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    Drop Out. - I dropped out of high school. But as soon as I turned eightteen I got my GED and am now attending a Community College...
    MollyxxEloise MollyxxEloise 18-21, F Dec 12, 2009

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    A Few Times - It started when I was 16 then 17. But funny enough when I was an adult I went to college and graduated. Who knew?
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    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...
    1TrueStorygirl 1TrueStorygirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    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...
    Iamaolne Iamaolne 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    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...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    I Dropped Out - I dropped out when I was in my Junior year.  I still wonder how I  made it that far.  I finally got my GED when I was in the service.  I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2007

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    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...
    SexyCleetus SexyCleetus 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    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...
    lemonfire lemonfire 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    Junior Year Drop Out -  I dropped out of high school at the age of 16, went back at 17, didnt last a semester, and dropped out again. I believe that after s certain point...
    SWED SWED 18-21 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    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...
    joyelle00 joyelle00 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    10th Grade Dropout - I dropped out of school near the end of my 10th grade year. I never wanted to be in school past my high school years and I had always known I would drop...
    MisssBlazzz MisssBlazzz 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    I know for a fact I'll regret this.
    MiseryMagnet MiseryMagnet 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm Trying Again - I went to a community high school today to try to go to night school and get my diploma and it was the most nerve- racking experience ever. I thought freshman...
    joyelle00 joyelle00 18-21, F Nov 5, 2013

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    Job Corps Was Better. (For Me) - Well I can't say I've gotten far in life but I know I am much better off than what I would have been had I continued on in...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 20 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    It's more like I was forced out of college. I made the mistake of going to a large university right off the bat for the diversity in its course offerings. Because I needed to work...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    if so, I want to talk to you and hear about your experiences. Was it a recent decision? Are you happy with it? Or maybe you are considering leaving high school in NYC but not sure...
    seanalex3788 seanalex3788 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I really want some feedback!!! So I have NOT dropped out, but this seemed like the right place to share my experience and perhaps get some feedback. My story is a little...
    rockjb rockjb 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    So last night I had this crazy dream where I was able to make peace with my high school crush. I randomly ran into him at the airport and we chatted about how our lives turned out...
    Twowingsup Twowingsup 22-25 Mar 18

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    Band Geek- I remember being in the marching band, it was the best part of my day in high school on most days :) I played the flute all throughout high school and some in middle...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    High school honestly isn't bad. The work is easy, teachers are nice and when there's no drama, friends and even a boyfriend/girlfriend can make your day way better. However, in the...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I was always very rebellious, whichever way society tried to sway me I would purposely flock to the other direction. That being said, I also have severe daddy issues and am...
    fishman22 fishman22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm in high school and I hate it. Idk in middle school i couldn't wait for high school and everything but maaaan I hate it a lot. I almost hate everyone from my school and it isn't...
    luisvstheuniverse luisvstheuniverse 16-17, M Apr 6

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    So when I was very young, I knew I was meant to be a girl. Some say that when you are 2-3 years old, you are to young to tell what you are and many pass it off as a phase or like...
    Soontobegirl Soontobegirl 16-17 3 Responses a week ago

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    Just 5 more days to go.... Phew. I'm really going to miss high school and my friends. I can't even believe I'm really going to graduate already. I find it hard to believe that I...
    SesshomaruDemonLord SesshomaruDemonLord 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    People say High School is supposed to be one of the best times of your life; complete and utter bull****. I was so happy when I graduated, which was last year in May. I know some...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    And I'm kinda thinkin about droppin out. I don't wanna because I wanna graduate, ya know? I never wanted to be a high school drop out. And I want to get away from here and go to...
    Batchick420 Batchick420 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really really hate high school. My freshman year even began badly. I was hoping to get a new start when we moved; to reinvent myself. But now I have no friends here, and no one...
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F Mar 23