Q: If I am 16 in Butler county Ohio can I legally dropout?
I'm ridiculously behind on my credits and classwork, my parents have fallen into a legal gray area. Can I dropout? I have 7.5 credits and i'm in junior year.
The counselors at your school should be able to tell you what the guidelines in your district or county are. It may be as much a personal decision as one of regulations so far as staying in school goes. No one is going to drag you at gunpoint to finish school should you make the decision to drop out, regardless of any regulation. However, you should consider certain things that it doesn't take a lawyer to tell you. Life will be more difficult if you do not finish school and you will close doors on opportunities. It's nobody here's business what you do, and this is not a life counseling site, but if you speak with your guidance counselors at school, they might be able to advise you about options you weren't aware of - online school, high school equivalency programs, early graduation programs, work-study programs, etc. Good luck
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