I have been online all day trying to find answers to this question: What does a child do when he doesn't finish high school?
My oldest was Left Behind in a sense. How this all started is the High School he attended told him to continue at another school. So this was probably his chance to make up credits and attend his 5th year to graduate. But he was extremely lazy and not motivated at all. I then took him out and registered him into Job Corps. That didn't work out, due to many reasons. He is lacking 4 credits.
I don't know where to turn for help. I don't know what is a spamy site when looking for online courses, that he may take or even who to contact through the Dept of Ed. Or even if the Law No child left behind has effect on this.
Would you know where to look for help?
Thanks for reading
From: Cheryl, Milford, MA
When I called J.C. Considine in the media office at the State Department of Education, he said you're absolutely right, no on-line sites exist for solving this problem. So here are your choices:
1. Massachusetts school districts will allow a dual enrollment at a local community college where successful completion of an equivalent course (usually defined by a C or better) allows him to finish his requirements and receive his diploma. To make this happen, talk to the principal and find out what course(s) the district will accept. The problem is not getting in; community colleges in MA have open enrollment. The issue is making sure the high school will approve the credits. Get it in writing that X, Y & Z are what he needs to meet the requirements.
2. If he can't do the community college route, the other option is to go for a GED, the equivalent of a diploma. Check the Department of Education site here for how to accomplish that, or call the DOE assistance Hot Line at 800-447-8844.
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