I'm on the verge of dropping out of high school. Any ideas from both sides?

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  1. smileyhead
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    Why should I drop out? Why should I stay?

    I want to work in IT, either as an employee or by myself, while streaming as a hobby. Any thoughts?
     
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    Most jobs are gonna require a high school degree/GED to be hired. Especially IT, pretty sure you need a high school diploma. Don't end up like what my two sisters and older brother did, they all dropped out of high school. Are you wanting to drop out because it's too hard? Tough it out and just complete it.

    You want an education, and if you want to go to college, high school will make it easier to be accepted. There's no benefit to dropping.
     
  3. TotalInsanity4

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    Stick it out, then intern at an IT office
     
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    I'd stay in school, I regret dropping out but I'm opening me own gamestore soon.

    Idk mate, I'd stay in school till you got the papers and then never look back.
     
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    I'd say you should ask people around you or at least someone in the same city/country. The importance of a high school degree varies from place to place. In most asian countries for example, it is basically a minimum requirement for every single non-labour job.

    But most importantly why would you consider dropping out in the first place?
     
  6. H1B1Esquire

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    If you look at it like a game, you can find easy ways to get around the oppressive nature of school. I skipped exactly 180 days of school over four years, which means I only did three years of school, but still got a diploma. I also found out about diversified occupations, which lets you leave early to go to work. I also did vocational technology, another way to leave school early.

    I'd stay in school to make your life easier because most places won't hire you at your age and getting a diploma later in life will cost you time and money, unless you decide to go to jail for free education, but then you'll have a record and that might just be an American thing.

    You should also look at school like a place you can meet people who may share your interests. They may even help you decide on colleges or give you good advice.
     
  7. Fugelmir

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    A lot of successes in life are achieved by overcoming shitty situations. If you can't even complete highschool it probably illustrates your lack of potential.
     
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    dropping out is a bad idea. itll follow you the rest of your life.
     
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    Stay in school, and at least finish High School. Don't make the same mistake I did. I regret it so much.
    In fact, I was lucky to actually find a pretty decent job in a grocery store, that is enough to pay my bills and afford some extras.
     
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    The fact of the matter is, rightly or wrongly, the world revolves around qualifications (there's always the 'who you know' factor, but that's something to appreciate rather than rely on). When it comes to job interviews, loan arrangements, or even getting your end away, you'll get more favourable terms if you have qualifications.

    You want to work in IT? Well... you've chosen the right place to be earning mega bucks. In the UK, at least, there are more jobs being created than there are people to fill them. But guess what? You're only going to get a decent job in the industry if you have a degree... Otherwise you'll end up as a glorified janitor (with only marginally better pay), cleaning sweat drops from between the keyboard keys in the tech lab which you may well have posted your question from...
     
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    Man, I finished school but didn't got my diploma.
    I'm an artist, and got some jobs here and there in Galleries, and as Character designer for Videogames and Comics.
    Then I was offered a Scholarship in a certain Art School, but in order to receive it I need my school diploma.
    I didn't dropped out, just had some problems with certain teachers (fucking assholes) and that prevented me from receiving.
    Nowadays, I'm about to finish highschool yet again, while working for an Comic Company.

    Once I complete school, will try to study Software Engineering and perhaps try to get a Scholarship in another art school or maybe in a Videogame Programming school.
    :)

    My advice: Do not drop out. I know the feeling, the urging to try the world all by ourselves. Truth is, without school you can't get too far by yourself.
    So, have patience, life is too short to spend it chasing a dream.
    I'm not saying to stop chasing your dreams, but have this words in mind:
    A HIGHSCHOOL DIPLOMA WILL GET YOU WHEREVER YOU WANT TO BE FASTER.
     
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    That's probably a pretty bad idea.
    Wherever you go, it will be a lot harder to have any real opportunities.
     
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    In California, you can take a test to get the equivalent of a high school diploma. If you drop out, do that. As a high school teacher, I can honestly say that a few students would be significantly better off without high school. You must be very motivated though.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    It's not as bullshit as dropping out of high school, totally unnecessary. And Comptia certification doesn't last that long, either, so yeah. Don't encourage people to drop out of high school, it's kind of a loser route to take. Don't be so antagonistic.
     
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    just dumb lazy people drop school
    stay in if you want to have a future
     
  17. bennyman123abc

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    You have to understand that high school just isn't for some people and there ARE alternatives, that being one of those alternatives.
    @smileyhead If no one here has said anything that has made you want to stay in high school, find an alternative. If you can't find an alternative you're interested in, then you should drop out. Otherwise, research and internships will be your best friend from now on.
     
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    Comptia doesn't last that long though, it's not permanent. There was no need to call what I said "bullshit", that was just bloody rude :angry::glare: How about I not say anything at all, and not help people with my experience and advice? Because to me, it sure as hell sounded like it. Does that sound like a viable path for me to take? Sound good? Thanks for the unwarranted and bitter criticism, I look forward to more of your constructive critique.
     
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    I apologize. It was just sounding like you were telling him he HAD to stay in high school to get a job in IT, which I have proven false.
     
  20. the_randomizer

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    Well, I'm sorry if I care about people getting a proper education and not taking the easy way out. *sigh* I need a break.
     
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