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i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 22nd 2013, 11:58 PM

i'm supposed to be in either 8th or 9th grade (i'm 16)
there are several reasons I can't get back into school
  • no public, charter, or private school will accept me based on my mental illness (which, last time I've checked, is discrimination, and is illegal)
  • I have such bad social anxiety from previous alternative schools that I can't get an alternative education (which is where people go as a last chance or after getting expelled. in florida they have murderers and gang members there)
  • I have a special way of learning, and by the time I understand a subject, the rest of the class would already be in the middle of learning something else.
my grandma knows a lot of people we could call, because she used to work for the school system. so i'm trying to read books from the library and teach myself the things I need to learn, and trying to get in touch with an education advocate, but so far the education advocate hasn't answered my two calls, and I can't really learn on my own because i'm not disciplined enough. I was going to try doing the disabled homebound education, where a private tutor comes to your house and homeschools you, provided by the public school system, but they haven't answered my call either.

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Re: i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 23rd 2013, 01:04 AM

My only two suggestions is online schooling where you can meet with a tutor once a week or just getting your GED. I highly suggest exhausting all options for a high school diploma first though.

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Re: i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 23rd 2013, 06:26 AM

i tried online school when i was actually attending classes, but the teacher kicked me out of class because i was homeless, and if it's gonna be like that then i refuse to do that.
i can't get the GED because i can't drive and nobody will take me to get a state id which is what i need to sign up for classes. they know i need this. they know it's urgent. they just. don't. care.
i can't go to public high school, no matter what anybody says, because of my mental illness. even reduced class sizes are too stressful for me, and the special education classes are too easy. there really is no place to put me.

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Re: i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 23rd 2013, 08:18 AM

I don't see how a public school could possibly deny you entry unless you have done something violent or otherwise bad to get yourself kicked out of the district.

An alternative form of ID might be acceptable for the GED. A state ID card or passport maybe? Passport can be done at the post office, but it costs a lot. I don't know where you live, so I don't know how hard it would be to get to a test center. There must be someone who would drive you though. You probably wouldn't be taking the test for a long time. If you go to a church, volunteer, or anything, you could probably ask one of the older people with a car to take you on the day you want to do it. Some churches and other organizations even put a lot of effort into helping people get their GEDs.

Last, you might be able to call 311 in your area and find other resources. Depending on where you are, there may be some organizations that offer free GED prep courses and such.

Also, here is a website for you that has GED prep info and videos if you want to go that route: http://houstonpbs.fastforwardtx.org/

I'd recommend trying youtube for course materials as well. Lots of free lectures are out there.

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Re: i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 23rd 2013, 05:05 PM

Khan Academy is also a great resource. It's online and FREE! Many of their subjects go up to the college level, so you should be able to start with what you know (7th/8th grade level) and work your way up to 12th grade.

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Re: i dropped out (WHAT SHOULD I DO?) - November 29th 2013, 12:37 PM

Like others have said, you should focus yourself on distance learning until you get the prerequisites for college. Once you do, you'll be out of this rut.

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