Continue high school or just get a GED (son in trouble)
Asked Mar 7, 2007, 04:19 PM
We live in New York. My son is going to be 18 this July. He is somewhat still a Freshman in high school.(or barely Sophomore) due to his credits. He repeated 5th grade. He failed classes Freshman year of high school. (as to why he was lacking credits) He always had to go to summer schools. I keep thinking that he just doesn't have any motivation for school at all now.
The school told me that he can be skipped from 9th/10th to 11th grade if he does research and take a test about specific subjects. (ie. History, science, etc.) The problem here is that is it even worth it? He says that he wants to continue going to school, but I think he was just saying that. It seems to me that he's just delaying his own future and using high school as a means. If he does get skipped, is it going to be like nothing has happened? Or is it going to be just like what happened and he's going to continue failing classes. I know he wants to get out of school but is probably afraid since he won't have anything. I want him to have something. But if he's not going to be able to do another 2 years then I don't want him to waste his time. Do you guys think that he should just drop out and try to get himself a GED or continue? Which one is more ideal?