#1
Has anyone here done it? I've been looking into it for awhile and I think it's the right choice for me. I just wanted to know if anyone had any experience on the subject especially those in California
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#2
I just thought I'd get my diploma the old fashioned way. Seems like the easiest and most effective method.
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#3
Enjoy your high school years while they last. Once you leave there's no going back.
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#4
easier for some people. i just want to get out of here
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#5
Wait, what? You can test out of high school? As in like, taking a test and then not going through high school?
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#6
you can get your GED at 16


Edit: sorry i meant high school proficiency exam
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#7
one of my friends did, when he was 17.

most other people I know just dropped out and took the GED, which I hear is easier than the CHSPE.
#9
Get the GED. High school was the worst four years of my life.

If I could do it again I would have just dropped out and gotten the GED.
#10
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Getting a GED is piss easy, but you will most likely only be able to get into a Community College with it.

Of course, do well at the college, and you could easily transfer into another college.

this is what i was planing on doing
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Get the GED. High school was the worst four years of my life.

If I could do it again I would have just dropped out and gotten the GED.


Please, do not listen to this person. Those four years of highschool can make or break your chances down the line. Do yourself a favor man.
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Please, do not listen to this person. Those four years of highschool can make or break your chances down the line. Do yourself a favor man.

how so?
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#13
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how so?

Employers and colleges want to see people who don't look for the easy way out.
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#14
I'm not sure I'd wanna miss out on the experience of high school. Also, employers like to hear that you got, for example, a 2.5 GPA in high school and then whatever you get in college. Good grades means you're not a fucktard that'll need firing later and that you'll work hard. That's what they tend to think anyway. Plus, since most employers are looking for longterm employees, they'd probably appreciate the fact that you spent 4 years working hard in high school and 4 or 5 years working hard in college.
#15
i can take the test and still go to high school if i want but i understand what you^ and rgrocker are saying
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#16
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Has anyone here done it? I've been looking into it for awhile and I think it's the right choice for me. I just wanted to know if anyone had any experience on the subject especially those in California

What do you hope to gain from it? Why do you want to get out of high school early? It seems like a bad choice to me...you should enjoy your high school years, as previously stated. But seriously, I would like to know the reasoning behind your decision.
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#17
I'm not at all familiar with your educational system but I know immediately which is going to be the most beneficial to take. No employer is going to be impressed by an applicant who took the quick way out.
#18
I just want to get out of high school because its boring and repetitive and whatnot. also i would have to go to community college anyway
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#19
You're probably going to end up wasting more time upgrading than you would just getting decent grades in school if you were to drop out and get your GED. Not to mention money. High school is pretty easy. I wouldn't blow it off if I were you. How bad could it possibly be? I'm in my senior year and shit's about as simple as it can get. The only reason I could think of would be lack of adequate time for teaching, which is perfectly understandable. An hour and a half is nowhere near enough time for a senior level class. But at the same time, that's only really a consideration if you're trying to get into a good university and seriously need to know your material and if you're considering dropping high school I highly doubt you're that type of person.
#20
its not that i want to drop out and sit on my ass on the Pit all day im going to enroll in community college ASAP and the transfer to a state or UC school
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#21
I see you're grade 11, so even if you were to drop right now you probably wouldn't be able to get into any classes until spring, then add a couple years before you can get into a real school (Unless you intend to take up a trade or major in communications or something that doesn't require much in the way of senior level high school courses). You'd likely end up wasting more time than you think you're saving.
#22
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I just want to get out of high school because its boring and repetitive and whatnot. also i would have to go to community college anyway

It may be repetitive and boring or whatever, but it is free. If you try to go the route of community college>university it will ultimately cost you more. Why would you have to go to community college?
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#23
Cheaper and grades
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#24
I didn't know you could actually test out of high school. I took a few correspondence courses and stuff and graduated in 3 years though.
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#25
lolololol california sux


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#26
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I just want to get out of high school because its boring and repetitive and whatnot. also i would have to go to community college anyway


Grow a pair and fucking finish high school, you big baby.
#27
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Definitely this.
#28
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easier for some people. i just want to get out of here

Everybody "wants out of there" when they're in high school. Then they get to college or get a full-time job and realize they were stupid for wanting out. Live with minimal responsibility while you can -- I can assure you it's not any more interesting or fun to have shit to do all the time. Being an adult has its pros and cons...a lot of cons...cons you probably haven't seriously considered.
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#29
I live in California.
My friend did it our junior year, and basically he told me he regrets it. Especially since he lived close enough to the school that he heard the whole commencement when we graduated.

It didn't give him much of a head start anyway, since not many people want to hire a 17 year old fresh out of school with something that isn't exactly a diploma.

I say finish high school at a normal pace. Make better use of your time by taking AP classes and whatnot. It definitely helped me.
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#30
I didn't test out of high school but I did graduate two years early, and I graduated college a year early as well. Had I stuck with the "correct program", I would be in school til May 2012. As it is, I graduated last year.

I'm glad I did it. People kept telling me I would be missing out on my high school years but, they didn't know what I wanted. High school was pointless to me, and college was pretty lousy as well. The latter was my fault though; I chose a track and a school that I ended up not liking. Take your time making those decisions. I have higher hopes for grad school, we'll see.

I guess we're talking about two different things because I still did take a high school diploma, but, I disagree that once you get to community college employers/schools will think you took the easy way out. Once you get into college nobody cares about your high school diploma.

If given another chance I would do the same thing all over again. The pros far outweighed the cons for me, but to give you an idea of what the cons are:

1. Socially, people will be reluctant to take you seriously because of your age. I learned to keep that out of conversation.
2. You might feel like you missed your high school years (like I said, I never had this feeling, but apparently some do)
3. I graduated university right after I turned 20. Not being able to legally drink in your senior year of college = lame.
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#31
When you apply for a decent college and they see a Good Enough Diploma on your record, they're going to assume you're a fucktard who couldn't handle high school.

Stay in school or either place out. GEDs are for losers and old people.
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#32
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When you apply for a decent college and they see a Good Enough Diploma on your record, they're going to assume you're a fucktard who couldn't handle high school.

Stay in school or either place out. GEDs are for losers and old people.


Have you ever been to college? Once you get to college, no one gives a rats ass about how you did in HS.
#35
I had a friend who was an academic prodigy who was taking community college classes since freshman year and all throughout the summer and such, all whilst taking AP classes in high school. He tested out his junior year, spent a semester more at community college and went to UCSD with sophomore standing while most kids his age were seniors in high school....this was all in california and stuff....but im guessing youre asking this because you're not an academic prodigy?
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#36
I've actually been thinking about this lately.

I live in California too. Which is a rather strange coincidence. Im just nervous to tell my parents is all.
#37
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Have you ever been to college? Once you get to college, no one gives a rats ass about how you did in HS.

The academic admissions committee certainly do.
#38
all i can say is that it might not be worth the trouble. i see where you're coming from though...high school can be a waste of time.
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#39
Might as well stick it out man. I wish i could have but i got kicked out and now i have my good enough degree.
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