Anybody graduate highschool?

Moved to DX’d - Other. :slight_smile:

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I graduated high school with an outstanding diploma,perhaps one that missed the subject physics
and I definitely should have studied at open university during high school and should have been working out.
I am not exactly proud of that period, I had mild cognitive impairment, I didn’t work out and I didn’t study at university
and my social cognition was underdeveloped.

But compared to now- oh well…

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I went down all the wrong roads when I was young, got kicked out of school in grade 7

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no…cant stand people… I made it to 10th grade… dropped out got the crappy ged the same day… I did make it through 18 months of extensive explosive disposal training… and I lack 2 months worth of schooling and 1 test to get my green electricians diploma… I also clep tested a bunch of college classes in various subjects mostly computer related… I don’t know if clep is the right word…i took the final and bypassed sitting through the classes…

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I made it through school despite horrible bullying, then took a break for a good few years before doing 2 college courses and then a uni degree, I have no idea how I managed to cope with all that when I was so clearly ill, I was always seen as very eccentric but highly intelligent, so despite my bizarre behaviour I was somehow accepted by my peers at college and uni, but I think my obsession with socialism helped me get through my degree because by then I was having full blown manic and psychotic episodes but I was so involved in the coursework I somehow managed to do it even though I was in a mental mess. I did end up having to leave uni before I got my masters degree though as I ended up getting sectioned for 6 months. I wanted to to a PhD but I have never been well enough to go back and study since then unfortunately. How I made it through all that while having bipolar mood swings and schizophrenic episodes I honestly don’t know looking back, there were suicide attempts, self harm, fire setting, all sorts of strange behaviour. Somehow I was accepted at uni although I was ‘politely asked to leave’ a number of jobs because of my behaviour. I allow myself to feel proud that I made it as far as I did when I was so ill, but I do regret that I never fulfilled my dreams of going all the way (I wanted to be a sociology lecturer, I doubt that will ever happen now.)

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I beat up the bully in grade 8 and nobody f×cked around after that

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I wish I’d been that brave. Good for you!

My freshmen year was when I really got sick and spent six months in the hospital. A lot of hard work, I eventually got my grades back up to B’s/A’s and graduated a year later than I was supposed to. I didn’t have much of a social life back then, I felt like such an outcast only because of my illness but at the time I was going to a 90% African American High school, and being Irish/German I’m about as white as you can get. Plus I was really overweight thanks to my medication. So I kept my head down in my books and ignored any teasing eventually they got bored with me and moved on to other kids. I was fine with that. I just wanted to graduate.

Senior year of high school I was accepted into a local two year college and got an associates degree in computer applications and programming. Many years later, I went on and got a bachelor’s degree in health administration from university of phoenix online.

I never really had a problem with school, as I love to learn…it’s working I have issues.

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Same I just thought I had been chosen by god to teach people and I seriously thought I was talking to him. In the same note, it has me wonder if most of the “spiritually enlightened” people in history may have also had schizophrenia

But no, I did not graduate high school

I graduated with all right grades. But then I didn’t have really strong symptoms just prodromal type stuff. Just the odd grandiose delusion and low motivation and slight anhedonia.

I graduated because my mom expected no less.
She always told us kids that when I graduated (because I’m the last kid) she was going to throw a big party-to celebrate us kids getting the fk out-of her house.
Check out time was 18 years old!

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I was prodromal around the end of 12th grade, I didn’t even attend my graduation ceremony, just stayed home watching old cartoons and ordered a pizza while my whole family attended it. I hated and feared everyone in high school. The next year I took 2 community college classes and got decent grades, then online in spring 2015. I submitted my application for the state university late and got waitlisted. My high school Gpa was spotty but I did some good things in AP classes and my SATs were above average. I never took physics the last year of high school, I knew I don’t have the brain for math/science type things and have always been average to below average at them. If I had taken physics I would have struggled to pull a C. Some science subjects I was great at, like anatomy because my mom’s an MD. But I got a D+ in calc AB and slept through the AP exam. At the end I stopped trying.

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"Anybody graduate highschool?"
yes

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I dropped out of 12th grade three months before the end of high school. My mental illnesses started getting bad about 1 year prior to that; I almost dropped out in 11th grade. I got a GED at age 19.

Yes, over 10 years ago.

I dropped out in 11th grade. I never ‘graduated’ or got any ‘diploma’ but I did test and pass the HiSet High School Equivalency Test, which is like GED but more modern.

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I first got really sick halfway through my senior year of high school, I was able to stay home and finish my last required course online. I tried to go to on-campus college, but ended up being hospitalized, now I’m doing online college.

I was lucky to have a high school with an online option, so I could stay home and finish it.

Dropped out in 11th grade twice, I had high marks but I started to miss many days (so much anxiety that I was not able to sleep and eat) until it was too much and I decided to leave.

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