Q: If a student fails a grade and becomes an adult (age 19), can a school refuse to take the student back and insist they
pursue a GED instead?
A: If the student has not graduated with a diploma or obtained a GED, they can still attend school through the age of 21 as long as they are not 21 years old on the first day of the school year. There are many protections available for students with disabilities as well as those who can be considered homeless.
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