If he is not planning on going to college anytime soon, and his high school grades are minimal to really bad, getting his GED is a reasonable alternative.
If he is as smart as you say, he most likely will not even need to take the GED prep course.
Here are my 2Centss:smileywink:
My oldest niece dropped out of HS before she graduated and never received her HS dipolma (this was several years ago) She did some retail jobs but soon realized that in order to get ahead she needed a dipolma- she got her GED and then after enrolled at Buffalo State College- she earned a degree and then continued on- she now has a Masters and she has been working at Buffalo State College for several years in the Admin Dept - for a while she maintained the College web-site. Would she had been better off graduating HS?- probably but she did prove that even with a GED you CAN do something if you put your mind to it.
If it is simply that he doesn't like the school atmosphere and the teachers- I don't see a problem with him leaving & going for the GED- but he should realize it won't be a piece of cake! I know in NY they do hold classes for kids who want to take the GED perhaps he should start looking into that. Even if he got his GED and then went to a CC - he would be better off than simply stayin at HS and failing!
I understand that he's having a tough time but he's gotten this far already.
Thank you for the replies!!
As long as your son knows there will be new challenages to face by getting his GED than his diploma, then it's okay.
There are many paths to a happy and fulfilling life. I don't really see anything wrong with him getting his GED. It does mean he'll most
We recently were volunteering at a local "crisis" pregnancy and its sister ministry that helps young women with education, parenting, etc.
How much longer until he graduates?
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