I live in Lowell, Massachusetts. I dropped out of school after I stayed back in 8th grade 3 times! I'm now gonna be 17 years old in less then 3 months. I honestly, with everything in me, want to go back to school. I want to either graduate from the 8th grade then go to regular highschool, or just take a placement test to go to highschool. I would honestly give anything to go to a regular highschool, and not have to settle for my G.E.D. I talked to the Lowell school board about it, and also my old principal and they said because I'm gonna be 17 already, I won't be able to go back into the 8th grade and I can't take a placement test because they don't do that anymore! I'm so lost, and I've been very depressed because I haven't been in school. It was the dumbest decision in my life to drop out and I honestly feel that if I could take that mistake back, I would!! My past isn't great at all, it's actually pretty bad but the one thing I would love more then anything is to get another chance and make a change in my life. Any tips or ideas on how I should go about that? Please feel free to leave any comments, or advice on how I should try to do this.
Hi Ashley, I totally understand how you feel. I repeated a couple of grades when I was in school, and as a consecuence I finished at 20. A relative of mine suggested that I should drop out, but I refused because all in all I liked school very much. I didn't study in the USA, so I am not too familiar with the process of reentering school. It bothers me that they wouldn't give you a placement test; I think it is the least they should do for such a motivated girl like you. My suggestion will be to take courses online until you catch up with other students who are in the grade you will belong to. I know you might be missing the social part of school, but there are not many options. What about your parents? What is their input on this matter? You know, there are many students who are being homeschooled. Wish you the best of luck.
We all make bad decisions at one time or another, but it sounds like you have learned from yours. I would just take the G.E.D., get your diploma, and move on to adulthood. We all have things we'd like to do differently, but there comes a time when you just have to let it go and step forward.60454
alright, you just need to find a good way to learn things, get tutors, see which one helps you the most, definatly go to college, or you will find it hard out there, just find a good teacher or tutor and fast, your 17 and you dont have much time left61996
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