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I Dropped Out of High School

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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. 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

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    "But you only have a couple months of school

    left!" "Dont do this!" "Dont throw away your GPA and all the scholarships!" "You are too smart to do this!" DONT U UNDERSTAND?! I was about to be homeless with a sick mother, no car, no job, no family support, and no money. It doesnt matter how my grades were or how long it...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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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 school doesn't make me stupid or a loser or a failure. It doesn't define or limit the course of my life and the amount of things I can or can't do, it just...
    plasticinedreams plasticinedreams 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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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 friends and boys, very boy crazy, always had a boyfriend, and skipped classes to be with my friends and smoke. I didn't pay...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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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 year was bad but going back to school almost gave me a panic attack. I want to quit but my aunt is pushing me. I hope I...
    joyelle00 joyelle00 18-21, F Nov 5, 2013

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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 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 18-21, F Aug 10, 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 grade i was the perfect student. always teacher's pet and always on the honor roll. very smart then (not wise but...
    QuantumPolkaDots QuantumPolkaDots 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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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 was sit back and say "that could've been me but I was too lazy."
    shaybaby213 shaybaby213 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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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 she failed it. she wont's to drop out and move to a big city with her new bf, i think they only have been dating for like 2 weeks and she...
    Lifeornolife Lifeornolife 16-17, M May 20, 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 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 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Robots

    I love robots. I like learning all the stuff people learn, but I hate talking to people or saying, hello over and over again or people saying my name weird, or calling me slightly mean names. The ahhhhhhhh Cat ahhhhhhhhhh and the ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Dog and the...
    Acchbellon Acchbellon 18-21, M Jul 3, 2013

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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 now the administrative assistant to the president of Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum. My boss has a passion for dropouts and students with...
    homeschoolgirl homeschoolgirl 22-25, F Oct 11, 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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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 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

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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 out. School just WASN'T for me. It was a terrible place. It was a mixture of alot of things, not one in general...
    MisssBlazzz MisssBlazzz 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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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 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 18-21 3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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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 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

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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 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

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    Got tired of jerks. Explored knife on wrist.

    Aborted plan. Taped up. Classmate noticed tape as i left class. Got sent places. Had no interest in classes. Got booted from home. Passed ged three or four years later. Meh. Blah.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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 since attended college and hopefully one daay I will have the time to finally graduate from there.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2007

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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 school.   I dropped out close to the end of my 10th grade year. A couple months later I signed up for Job Corps and got my GED...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 20 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    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 36-40, M Jul 9

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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 roofers in my home town and were always able to make ends meet. Always nice christmas', life was good as a kid. I didnt worry about anything. I was...
    StayLifted96 StayLifted96 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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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 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 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25

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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-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 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 25, 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 at a high school someday.
    MerryMerryMerryMerry MerryMerryMerryMerry 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 27

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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. Four years ago I thought that I would never have to drop out, but that was before my life took a turn for the worst. Long story...
    Dreeesta Dreeesta 18-21, M Oct 21, 2013

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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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...
    Jasminevelez18 Jasminevelez18 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Related Experiences

    So I recently decided that I'm only ever going to go to one high school reunion and that's because in high school I was more of a jock I played American football I was one of the...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 3

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    I went to college for psychology, but then I realized I didn't want to be a counselor. I just didn't. But I thought pharmacy sounded really cool...I love learning about how the...
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    I hated high school All my life, for some reaon, I dreamed about high school. When I was in elementary and middle school whenever I saw high schoolers all I could think about was...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was supposed to be a freshman at the University of Kentucky this fall. I moved in yesterday. Everything was fine until my parents needed to go. We said our hard goodbyes and both...
    SkinnyJenny420 SkinnyJenny420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    So I've been going to soccer camp this whole week at the high school that I'm going to next year. I'm really glad that I decided to do it because it's turning out a lot better than...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 30

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    Ok so I'm going to try my best to explain what I'm feeling. If you don't understand, I'm sorry, but I'm trying my best. Okay so at my school, there are the typical groups and...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Again technically I'm not in high school, but whatever I start in less than a month (holy **** I start in LESS THAN A MONTH) Okay so at my school I feel like it's different than...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    so it's the second day of school. Day 1 wasn't too bad because there wasn't basketball practice but today there was and ugh. I love basketball, I really do, it's just the practices...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I don't want to go to college. I don't like school, it's not something that interests me. I'm going to suffer through high school; but I don't know if I can force myself through...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I may be 20 so it's a little late, but at least I finally did it, no more high school! I kinda wish I didn't drop out and that I had lots of friends in high school so I could have...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I am starting high school on the 25th and I know that high school seems a lot scarier then it really is but I'm still really nervous not about classes... well maybe about math and...
    daydreamer926 daydreamer926 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Hi everyone! I'm new here and decided to contribute to the site. I thought I'd might give you guys an impression on my first day of high school, if you'd be interested. I just got...
    ak0123 ak0123 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I start my sophomore year tomorrow. I do not want to go. People say "you'll miss it when you're gone" and stuff but they don't understand what it's like for me to be around all...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I was a nervous wreck and my classmates annoyed me. I only hanged out with a few people so most of my classmates didn't even know I was there. I was okay in elementary school and...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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