Should my boyfriend drop out or stay in high school ?
My boyfriend is currently in high school and due to the bad environment he lives in hes been bullied by gang members, peer pressured to smoke or drink, and he has multiple counselors in school but im assuming they haven’t done anything to help him. Its very frustrating to see that he needs encouragement but its very hard when hes being threatened. Im currently not in the same state as him but I want to help him but sadly its not working. He spends most of his time working for our future but I want him to have an education at the same time. What should I do?
Are there any other options of education where he lives? I know here where I live, there are about 3 different alternatives to schooling and it's more hidden away. We have programs such as Encore where someone can go and get their GED in a course of a few weeks without needing major school work time. Or we have extend, where they're put in a classroom of maybe 4 or 5 students and are highly monitored and work at their own pace. Maybe have him look into it and see if there are any programs like that around, and if there is, have him go to that.
maybe trying another school would help. I know that doesn't change the environment that he lives in but maybe it will put him in a better crowd. in my opinion the worst thing he could do at this point is to drop out. as for you I recommend you stay strong and be there to support him when he has had a bad day or if he just needs to vent be there for him to vent to. hope that helps and best of luck to both of you. :)
If he can go to another school and at least get a diploma, then he can apprentice under a tradesman and not have to put up with any more schooling. Or if he does well enough in school he can go on to college which is much more expensive. Middle road would be trade school or community college. There are definitely options for him. Definitely look into a different high school than he is in right now. Administrations today are more than willing to let one student suffer as long as there are 15 others who are staying out of trouble otherwise.
My boyfriend left high school due to bullying and he's working on getting his GED right now, since he is taking online courses and he's very happy with it. Find out what your boyfriend wants to do, and try to support him in any way you can
He should def. stay in high school. You cant get anywhere nowadays without a GED. maybe he can transfer or take classes online? Sorry to hear about the gangs and pressures hes experiencing. He has to be the one to be strong. I knwo its hard to travel to schools that are out of his district but maybe he can talk it over with parents or friends
My friend just went through a very similar situation. I would try and persuade him to stay in school if I were you. Although school is very difficult and tiresome and may seem pointless nearly 100% of the time, graduating high school will allow him to seek out more higher income jobs due to his said graduation. If he sticks through high school he will earn more and have a more secure future for the both of you.
Ed summed it up perfectly in my opinion. The higher the qualifications, the better the job chances. You don't want him to be stuck in a job that overworks him and underpays him. Finding another job can be difficult when you're always working and missing a day would mean missing your payment for that day.For his own sake, he'll have to continue on with high school and at least graduate. Maybe he could look into another school around thats got a better environment? Sorry he has to suffer like that in his current school but in today's world, not having even a high school degree will make his future difficult.