Legal Question in Education Law in California

dropping out of school

what is the legal age in california for a child to drop out of school ?

Asked on 10/10/08, 5:08 pm

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Marcy Tiffany Tiffany Law Group, P.C.
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Re: dropping out of school

California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age to attend school, except 16 and 17 year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave.

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Answered on 10/10/08, 6:55 pm


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