I'm a single mother and my son dropped out of High School because of the Teachers and the Principal.

Robin Latonia - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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The Board of Education didn't care and now my son who will be 20 in June doesn't have a High School Diploma. I asked the Board of Education why would a Honor Roll student drop out of school they wouldn't even answer. I don't know how parents can go believe in our school systems so called motto" No child left behind". Well they left my child behind and I am angry because he is so smart. Who can I talk to about this what am I as a parent left to do. My son wants an education but he doesn't want to go back to that High School. I've talked to other parents that children dropped out of school and they don't know what to do. My son wanted to try the community college but now they don't offer the Adult High School Diploma here at the extended part of the college that is close to home. WHAT CAN I DO? I am open to suggestions.

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Gina - posted on 05/25/2012

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Online education is an option, if not offered in your school system, some nearby school systems may offer it for a fee. Also, post-secondary schools offer dual-enrollment classes, where you can sign up at a two or 4 year college and get credit for both high school and college. As a honor roll student, I'm sure that he'll be able to complete his degree some way. As far as the administrators, if there were problems, they will just get bigger and known to many, not just one. Good luck!

Faye - posted on 05/24/2012

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Look into a Technical College. Our local Tech college does offer a GED course.

Brittany - posted on 05/23/2012

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Without knowing the whole situation, there are many online education systems that your son could recieve his HS Diploma through, for example ICS Canada, Penn Foster (USA) and another is k12.com (offering home schooling K- 12) He could also look into correspondence courses, and another option would be completing a GED, although the college does not offer AHS he could see if they offer GED prep class, or if he thinks he could, he can go at it alone.

I'm sorry your so frustrated with the schooling system, but please evaluate other options for your son as a HS diploma is extremely important. Even if it costs $$ ( it probably will ) it is very much worth it long term.

Robin Latonia - posted on 05/23/2012

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I've tried that and just the thought of the same teachers and such has him feeling like they wouldn't care day or night. It seems really bad when I asked the counselor why the teachers aren't trying to help the children and her response was she didn't know. But I appreciate the advice.



Thank you so much.

Lexi - posted on 05/23/2012

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Is there a school around you that offers "alternative" school, night school, credit recovery or a GED program? At my high school, all of those were options and most of it was computerized. Or perhaps an online program would be an option?

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