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Question Dropping out of school... - April 8th 2010, 05:53 AM

Can anyone tell me, if you are 18 in New Jersey, do you have to have parental consent to drop out? If you do not, how long does that process take?

If you have been through this process in Jersey recently, any advice would be appreciated. I can provide additional info if needed, but please, no 'don't drop out' things. This isn't for me, it is for an acquaintance.
   
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Re: Dropping out of school... - April 8th 2010, 06:13 AM

If its for an acquaintance you need to be encouraging them to stick it out, not aiding them in dropping out. It used to be that a drop-out could easily make their way in the world, but the current trends have it to where you even need a bachelors now to be competitive in the least.

I know you are looking for other advice, but take the hard knock advice now from some one who has counseled his friends in such situations that the true friend will push a friend in the right direction no matter how difficult.
   
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Re: Dropping out of school... - April 8th 2010, 01:07 PM

You should help them look for alternatives in the area. I dropped out at 18 (didn't need parents consent, but I don't live in New Jersey), and I ended up going back to this place called Life Skills. I only had to go a couple hours a day, got to choose when I came and went for the most part, and all of the work was done online. I also got a diploma from this place and not a GED. You can work as fast or as slow as you want. I finish my whole senior year an 3 or so months.


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