What age do I have to be to drop out of high school?

I am 16 years old. I need to know what the legal age that I can drop out of school without a parent’s consent is.

Asked on March 20, 2012 under Family Law, West Virginia

Answers:

Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In WV you can drop out school without parents' consent when you reach 17. Before doing that, however, you should let them know. You should consider that dropping out of high school is probably the biggest mistake you will ever make in your life.


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