Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Dropping Out Is Never the Answer Most of the students who consider dropping out of school have a hard time in their classes, a difficult personal life, or both. As a general rule, one or more of the following statements describe their situation or how they feel: I don’t fit in at school. I have difficulty with school work. I have friends who have dropped out. I need to care for younger siblings. I don’t feel safe at school. I must work to help support my family. I often drink alcohol and/or use drugs. I must deal with difficult situations at home. I am a parent myself. If you can relate to any of the above, you are not alone. While all of the above make finishing high school more difficult, with help, they can be overcome. If you are dealing with problems or issues that make staying in school difficult, get some help. You don’t need to go it alone. Dropping out of high school is not a solution. It only limits your future options and choices.