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My son is being signed out of the public school system tomorrow

Posted by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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They are releasing him so that he can pursue his GED at only 17. It is slightly disappointing, but it is probably his best option at this point. It is also the option he is most likely to be successful with.
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mommy425906
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The school made this choice or your son wanted to?

mommy404204
by Bronze Member on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I hope things work out for him. I signed myself out of school the first day of my senior year I was 18 and had no choice. I could either go to school or have a place to live and i needed a roof over my head. i was a live in nanny. as long as he gets the GED asap and goes to college he should be fine.

tennisgal
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

will he need your help or does he just study  a manual and take the test?

TrouserMouse
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM
He did, but the district has to approve it.

Quoting mommy425906:

The school made this choice or your son wanted to?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Best of luck for him.

gemikris82
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

good luck to him!.  i know soeone who dropped out of hs and got his GED.  He is doing well for himself, hes now a Social Science Major, going to a great college. 

TrouserMouse
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 5:02 PM
He is going to start GED classes here in a couple of weeks. They will do placement testing first to see where he stands and then go from there.

Quoting tennisgal:

will he need your help or does he just study  a manual and take the test?

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by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

what is he going to do once he gets his GED?  If high school is too much for him, what is college going to be like....or a job out in the real world?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Why wasn't he successful in a school environment?

TrouserMouse
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM
He has a disability that was making his interactions in high school very difficult. He went through several years of major depression along with it. He basically missed 3 years of school. Luckily, his disability is something that seems to be improving with age and he is doing better now and has pulled out of the depression.

He should be a Senior this year, but has almost no high school credits. Trying to make that up through the traditional school system would be overwhelming, if not impossible. He would not likely be successful. So, it seems a GED is his best option.


Quoting Anonymous:

Why wasn't he successful in a school environment?

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