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Musiclight Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2015
dear, i doubt your tutor(s) let you, and at 16, you can't make choices by yourself.
seek for a possible alternative, one that you can (and are allowed to) carry through.

overall, find a best friend. it's right there, inside you. you can escape this hell you talk about if you help yourself, like a friend would. be strong. it means standing for yourself if something bothers you; it's being honest enough to get away from people that hurt you and send them to hell; it's speaking calmly about things that are wrong in your life; it's being intelligent enough to negotiate and compromise.

always tell the truth to yourself. don't exaggerate. if you think, say, "they hate me", stop and ask yourself, is it really hate? anger? jealousy? are they just being bastards? are they too busy to pay attention? do they even know they hurt you? always center your thoughts in reality. avoid negative thinking like this. it's only a loss of your energy and time.

YOU have to solve this. be smart. talk to someone.
tip: leave the drama out, and they'll take you seriously.
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Musiclight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
clarification: since you're 15, people will not take you very seriously, so it helps if you cut the drama and speak of your problems calmly, especially if it needs to be solved right away.

negotiate. compromise. keep calm. be honest.

i'll shut up now...
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asdfparty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
damn fucking right you won't have any "quolifications", you can't even spell as well as an elementary-level student. not only are you leaving as a teen but as a stupid teen
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nickmichalski Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
#heartless
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asdfparty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
damn fucking right you won't have any "quolifications", you can't even spell as well as an elementary-level student. not only are you leaving as a teen but as a stupid teen
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SalienCat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dropping out of school was one of the biggest mistakes of my life, but we all have our journey, can only say best of luck in realising your dreams
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KairiStar728 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I did too. The story is I made a small mistake and then I was misunderstood and then the cops were called all because of my lack of communication and a small freaking mistake of going to the councilor's office that day. Now I sit here pushing 17 still trying to finish my second semester of sophomore year and watching as all heck breaks loose upon my former friends. Do it and at least there's a chance. But I lost my chance after the first time I got screwed over by my school.
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Been there, done that. My last year of High School was a mad muddle of extreme depression, constant absences, illness and no help, and in that proccess I gave up entirely on school work. Rather than taking my last year over, going through that hell, I got my GED and got on with it.

If you're willing to hear any advice from an outsider, I offer you this: Get your GED as soon as you walk away from that school for the last time. Yes, there are jobs you can get without it, but there aren't nearly as many good ones. And your GED isn't for legality's sake, not for your peers, not for your parents, it's YOURS, all for you. And then, if you decide to take college courses, you'll already have it, and college is so much better than high school, not just because you're going in for what you enjoy, but because once you're outside that school building, it's YOUR choice who you interact with, who you give your time to. Please don't put off getting your GED if you take the route of walking away, it's so easy to keep putting it off until you forget everything.

:hug: Best of luck to you, I hope that whatever you choose, your situation improves. People suck, school sucks, but if you control yourself and your actions, you own at least that much of your fate.

!yoJ
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8BitMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*qualifications
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Cinder254 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
From kindergarten to fifth grade I was torched my class for being their definition of "different" but I promised myself to show them that I am a sentient being just like them, and I WILL prove them that I can do it. It is hell, but trust me when I say the real world will be even more hell if you don't have knowledge. 
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dartharc Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I did the same thing. I had the option to go back to do my exams, but I didn't. To me, a piece of paper that tells other people what I know is not important. I know I'm a smart person and that's what matters to me.
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horohura Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hate school have a ton of stupid people that think there smarter than everyone 16 to
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Aurorazilla Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You should stay in school so you can show all those jerks how smart you can be! That's why I'm still in school... Even when I get called stupid I never give up. I try my hardest because I know that, one day, it'll all be worth it.
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LilithCorthaine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am 20 and still in high school. I am lucky enough to have been given the option to try an online program.
Stick with it, trust me, I gave up and got kicked out when I was 18, returned last year to school.
Its never fun being the center of drama, harassment and bullying and not feel like your voice is heard, but getting that high school diploma is worth more than you can imagine.
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shannon-launa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
same here :/
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jlucydaisuke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it seems like a lot but... You've gone through this much schooling already, you're almost at the finish line, here! Why not try some alternatives? It's really, REALLY hard to find anything that can transform into a longterm career or even a starting job without a high school diploma/GED.

I'd say please don't give up totally. At least try to get your high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. You'll be able to go on to military service or a vocational program a lot easier if you like, and even with a high school diploma or GED you'll have a lot more windows open to you. My advice would be to speak with a guidance counselor, tell them your concerns, and attempt to find an alternative that'll work for you. If your guidance counselors aren't any good for that sort of thing, maybe even do your own research online, and see what all of your options are.

Hang in there and weigh all of your options. : ) I'm sure you'll end up picking the one that's right for you.
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Tavoriel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I propose that the commenters who are concerned with spelling things correctly are given a chance to indulge in their passion by writing "I was mean to a stranger" on a blackboard 500 times.  

ST, staying in school is very valuable in a lot of ways, so I'd recommend trying to find ways to make it work, but if it no kidding doesn't work, it doesn't work, and that's nothing to be ashamed of.  Still, I'd advise talking to absolutely everybody you can about the situation, among your family and close friends.  You might find more support you thought you had; maybe people don't know how serious things really are.  Make them believe you because the situation is ABSOLUTELY serious.  It is NOT OKAY for people at school to make your experience hell, even if everybody ignores it or goes along with it.  I promise there are amazing allies for you out there, who will have your back once they know you need them.  I don't know your situation, there's a chance you haven't even met them yet, maybe you already know who they are, but they are there.  If leaving school is your best option, I wish you all the best!
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nickmichalski Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I second the motion for the spellcheckers to write on the blackboards. Particularly asdfparty.
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Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
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All things with worth have a price, it shows balls not to pussie out of the challenge
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xXNibiNoNekoXx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Some people are meant for school and others aren't. My brother was the kind of guy that should never have gone to high school at all. He likes to be out in the world, going with the flow of things and doing labour jobs since he's very active.

Just make sure you've thought about this clearly first though. In your future do you think you'll want to get a job that requires an education? If yes, then you should stay in school. Also in addition, is it possible to get transferred to another school? Yes starting in a new place with new people can be difficult, but having a fresh start is always nice as well. The big thing here really though is to just think about it logically, leave your emotions at the door when you contemplate such things.
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Kira7695 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't suggest it. I had friends drop out of high school. They got their GEDs, and I was so proud of them. But because they got GEDs, they can't get jobs. People look at them and think "They can't stay focused long enough to work" or "they're unmotivated." Its sad. I know high school is hard. I hated it for so long. I never fit in, I was an outcast all my life. But, if you stick it out, it is worth it, and it will get better. I'd really like to encourage you to stay.

Best of luck, with whatever you choose. I'm sorry you're struggling. Feel free to send a note if you wanna bounce off thoughts, or pros and cons.
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SylverFire-Lilithe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know that feeling, if you do drop out just get your GED. Your local college should have classes to help.
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Bluejay607 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don't drop outta school! I've seen people that have been forced to or on their own will drop out  it's not worth it! Don't drop out plz trust me you NEED an education to survive in this world getting a GED at a adult high school will never be the same as getting an education in a real high school I know school is pure hell I'm with you I'm in high school and as much as I hate it I keep going because I know it will be worth it in the end. Don't give up you can do it if your brave enough to write in and put on comments then you must have a lot of guts considering a lot of the secret tells here get harsh comments I know you can make it through please just try!
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Nekovix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God, no please don't do that. I know exactly how you feel. Let's see... In fourth grade, I switched elementary schools out of curiosity. It was one of the worst decisions I've ever made. I thought it would get better in middle school... NOPE!! :stare: Now, I'm into my first two years of high school. I'm going into Junior year next year, which will be hard-working and unpleasant. The only reason I haven't quit school (or life) is for my own sake. Nowadays, if you don't complete high school, you will get ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE. My two older sisters have completed college and are still have a hard time finding a decent job. 

And this comment: "Teens pull all that ghetto, cursing, in-your-face, booshie crap..." I understand why high school would be a living Hell, but, hopefully you'll get through it. If not, try some other form of education, or possibly switch schools. 

Also, it's "qualifications" by the way. :meow:
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BlackNoxStar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stop nitpicking on the spelling, people, it doesn't matter ._.

There are plenty of alternatives to actual school...

As many people said, adult education, and I know that sounds bad, but it's not that bad. 

It's for people, who, for whatever reason, simply did not finish school. All ages, races...

You might go to one just to get your year 10/11/12 or you might do some courses to get into a job

And there is online schools, distance education, and homeschooling as well.

There are lots of paths you can take, don't give up! :)
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mydragonzeatyou Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there an adult education school around where you live?
Some people go there instead when high school isn't for them.
Well at least I know someone who did that and she's happy now. 
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Jabbia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
*qualifications

Erm, are you sure you'll be able to get by without any additional schooling? ^^;
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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
There are lots of other options besides a regular high school. Online school, home school, alternative high schools. You should look into those
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LinkinAnneww Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I don't know about where you are, but whatever you do, you should complete high-school. Whether or not the piece of paper is worth a lot, it IS worth more than a GED in the eyes of many employers, and higher institutions of learning tend to require it. Even at those that don't, it will make like so much easier.
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Shasalin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I threatened to leave school at 16. Instead, my parents found an alternative high school that was exactly what I needed. It was self-paced so there wasn't any reason for me to talk to people. But even when I did, the people were decent and kind, unlike those at my first high school. Dropping out and making life harder in the long run will do you no good--please, try to find some other way to get your diploma. It's worth fighting for.
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bludragon77 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Have you tried home school? My sis had horrible anxiety when it came to school, but home schooling helped. Oh and if you live in America you can't drop out before 18 without your parents consent. Not sure about other countries.
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xMarkTheDays Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I understand wanting to leave that school in particular, but I wouldn't give up education because of one school. Get into homeschooling or another school. I had a bad experience with schools where I love so I got into homeschool and its great!
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danbuter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
*qualifications.


Yeah, you'll go far.
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Keke-saur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Haha, my thoughts exactly!
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chocolegos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"quolifications" I would recommend some other alternate form of education.
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Nerf-or-Nothing Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, not a good idea. As a 16 year old, you don't know the economy and how horrible it is. The only job you'll qualify for is gas stations or other retail services. Even McDonald's wants a high school diploma now. One year of college equals nothing.

If you are adamant on leaving, don't be stupid and at least get your GED or you will amount to nothing. Trust me. Every adult whose been there and done that when they were your age regrets it. Myself included.
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Rose-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm skipping college as i don't need an Education for the Carrie i want as i've already got the talents and Education.
But i would tell you to find another course of education like private or Home School or another School all together.
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cluttermonkey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Home school FL has it free for residents and there is now a K-12 that is available every where I think.
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DarkPrincess1989 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to let other people ruin your chances on the future?

Isn't there another school nearby?

MAybe not the best way to look at but revenge can be sweet: when you are succesfull later in life and they aren't you are gonna be proud of yourself :)
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ChloeRhiannonX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I had decided to leave school at 16. Instead I wasted a year in college and almost killed myself because of it. 
It doesn't matter how many qualifications you have, as long as you have the determination to get on with your life regardless of that. 
Don't let anyone tell you you're making the wrong choice. Be strong :heart:
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moka-asaki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't think that's a good idea... You should just bare though it honestly. You could really screw up your life if you leave now.. 
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ravinniaofcreed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to repeat a grade this year. I was already bullied before that...I was told to kill myself  and other horrible things. But I am not going to give up. I will have a brighter future than the idiots who torment me. You will too, ST. Just hang on and keep going. I believe in you.
Don't give in to what they want, it only makes it worse.
Huggle! 
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Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't you fall...
don't you dare give up.
don't you dare make that hell hole decide how strong or capable you are, don't let it bring you down nor tempt you into throwing your life away.
there are various others who walk that path but you have to keep believing that the reward will be the accomplishments you can achieve.
and after you do you can rub the diploma in their faces! seek inspiration, motivation to go own and you will be seen as one yourself.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92…
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ComputerCrash Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I got out of school when I was fifteen because my credits didn't transfer when I moved schools.
They gave me the option to be in ninth grade the third time (even though I already finished tenth and eleventh) or to get my GED.
Getting a GED is the equivalent of a high school diploma, and if you get it before you're eighteen you don't have to pay any money to take the test.
It was really easy, not because the test itself is easy (which is a common misconception, there are lots of people who drop out of GED class and fail the test) it was easy because it wasn't high school. There wasn't any obnoxious high school cliques, changing classes, or individual grades.
If you want to drop out of high school, and you that's what you feel is right, then get your GED. You can still go to college and work your way up to the job you want (if the job you want requires a college degree) The only reason that school frowns upon kids getting their GED is because if more students figured out it was a better method to high school, the high schools would have less students and less money. 
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ZizanChan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist
I felt like that for 8/12 there, but I still finished it. You know why? Cause I was doing it for myself. For the education. Not for the "popularity", not for friends or a good time, this was all for me and I'm glad I did it.

Even though I do not support your choice, ST, good luck with where ever you're going.
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