Legal Question in Education Law in Massachusetts

What is the legal age to drop out of high school with parental consent in massachusetts

Asked on 12/07/11, 6:20 pm

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James Baron Law Office of James M. Baron

Generally 16, but there are a few work-related exceptions which might allow the age to be lowered to 14 (MGL c. 76 s. 1). Those exceptions are very rare, though, so to be safe you should plan on 16. You should speak with an education lawyer for information and advice specific to your circumstances.

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Answered on 12/08/11, 8:24 am

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