Bella B.

asked • 04/30/20

Should I Drop Out of High School and Get My GED Instead?

I am a 17 year old junior in high school. For most of the first semester of this academic school year, I decided to take online classes due to recovery of personal matters. I found out during that time that online classes were not for me. I could not comprehend the ideas being presented to me and I performed very, very poorly.


I returned at the beginning of the second semester of this school year and I was doing fabulous. I was getting A’s and B’s constantly and just putting in a great effort. Now, the governor has declared, like many other states, that the rest of the academic school year will be held online. This is a big, big problem for me as you could guess. I’m not learning anything, I can’t test out or score well on anything, which has lead me to just ultimately give up. It just seems impossible for me to do and I know it is going to wreck my transcripts/GPA. I do plan on attending college (1/2 year community and the rest at a state university). I, as well as anybody, have no idea if the start of the next school year will be held online, and if it is, I will just fail.


I would like to take the GED so then that way I am able to have my study materials in front of me. I do not in anyway see it as a short-cut, in fact it seems to me that it may be even a bit harder than actually attending high school. Any advice is appreciated.

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