Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Graduation Rewards 4. Greater career opportunities High school dropouts generally don’t have careers. They have jobs. With a diploma and just one or two years of additional education, you can have a promising career in health care, human services, business, or the skilled trades. 5. Greater knowledge and skills The knowledge you gain and the skills you develop in high school will help you throughout your life. Whether it’s having the math skills to set up a budget, the skills to write a good letter, or the ability to talk intelligently about what’s happening in the world, your high school courses will help you become a more capable and interesting person. 6. Sense of pride Perhaps the biggest reason to stay in high school and graduate is a sense of personal satisfaction and pride. Having a high school diploma is an accomplish- ment that you can be proud of!