View Full Version : Legal age to quit school Ohio

07-22-2009, 10:40 AM
I would like to know what the legal age to quit school in Ohio is. I would also like a link to the website where this information can be verified. Thank you.

07-22-2009, 10:55 AM
I don't do homework.

07-22-2009, 11:20 AM
"Exceptions to Attendance Requirements: Child received high school diploma; lawfully employed (if over 14 for necessary work); physical/mental condition does not permit attendance; child being instructed at home."

So, according to the information from the link that you gave me, a child who is 14 years or older can quit school in Ohio as long as they have lawful employment. Am I understanding this correctly?

Is there a way that a child can "test out" to receive their high school diploma earlier than their senior year in Ohio? I read about someone in California that completed a California High School Proficiency test and was able to obtain their diploma earlier than their designated graduation date.

Thank you.

07-22-2009, 11:53 AM
No, you're not.

Here are the actual statutes. It's much more complicated that just having a job. You didn't really think the state would approve a 14 year old dropping out of school as long as he's running a mop across the back kitchen at McDonalds, did you?

What's the big hurry to drop out?

07-22-2009, 12:28 PM
I always love the smart aleck answers given on here. That is why I made my questions as generic as possible because a lot of people on here like to act like they are King or Queen Crap when responding to people asking questions that they really want a legitimate, serious answer to instead of being made to feel demoralized for asking such a question.

No, I did not really think that the law would let a child quit school to work at McDonald's nor did I express any "big hurry" in quitting school. You don't even know if I'm talking about myself, my child, someone else's child, or if I'm not even talking about anyone's child! I may just need this information for an essay or report, etc. You have no idea. I do appreciate your response but next time, please just respond to the question without adding your own personal opinions. If I wanted opinions, I'd ask for them. I wanted to know the facts. Thank you.

07-22-2009, 12:30 PM
When you post on a public board, you don't get to say who answers or how.

I don't do other people's homework. So I hope you wrote those statutes down because from this point on, you know how to google as well as I do.

07-22-2009, 06:35 PM
Attendance is required until the age of eighteen, or graduation. The only test-out option is the GED. For kids aged 16-18 (inclusive), a waiver has to be signed by the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides, before the child will be allowed to apply for the exam.

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