Can an 18 year old sign themselves out of school?

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asked Nov 17, 2018 in Primary & Secondary Education by francisrrivera (410 points)
Can an 18 year old sign themselves out of school?

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answered Nov 17, 2018 by Niko (18,430 points)
No you don't need your parents permission to sign yourself out of school.

Since when you're 18 years of age your parents are really no longer legally responsible for your health and well being and you have a say over what you can do and want to do so yes you can sign yourself out of school at age 18.

You can also drop out of school at 18 so you don't legally have to go to school at age 18 although you really should because you need a high school diploma to get jobs and get by in this world.
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answered Apr 1, 2022 by Ramada (1,820 points)
edited Apr 11, 2022 by Ramada

You have touched on a very interesting topic. Why would a teenager drop out of school? School gives knowledge. For example, I often skipped classes and when it was necessary to enter a university, I ran into difficulties. If not for help of personal statement writers I'm not sure that I would have become a student. Therefore, I recommend everyone to be responsible for the educational process and not to miss classes.

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answered Apr 4, 2022 by Cathy21 (85,770 points)
The law varies from state to state.

In some states you may legally be able to sign yourself out of school and drop out of school without parent consent.

However in some states such as Kansas you can drop out of school at 18 but require consent from your parents or a court to legally be able to drop out of school.

Kansas law allows students to drop out of school before they graduate and before they turn 18 if they are age 16 or 17 and they have their parents, guardians, or a court give written consent to their withdrawal.

However if we're talking about signing yourself out of school for the day or for a doctors appointment etc to leave school temporarily then yes in most places you can sign yourself out of school for the day to attend those appointments.

Some schools also have what are called personal days where you can take off for the day of school without parent consent.

Then on those days you can do whatever you want too.

Although once you get to 18 years of age you're almost ready to Graduate and no longer need to or have to attend regular school.

However if you want to attend College after highschool then you can do so and leave college at any time you want too.

However for regular school even though you're 18 and legally an adult the school is still mandatory for you to attend and the school has rules that you must follow.
commented Oct 24, 2023 by LaneWoods (540 points)
However, schools and districts may have policies in place that require parental consent or notification for certain actions, including withdrawing from school. It's essential to check with the school administration or district office to understand their specific policies and procedures and visit site for quality work. While an 18-year-old may have the legal capacity to make educational decisions, it's still advisable to communicate with the school and, if necessary, involve parents or legal guardians to ensure that the withdrawal or any other educational decisions are in the student's best interest and comply with local regulations.

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