Age limit

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  1. Resentful

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    Another post got me thinking about my district. They don't let anyone over 19 attend the regular high school. If you're 20 or over you have to go to night school. Do they have an age limit where you teach?
     
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    Not that I know of.

    (I know certain students with severe mental disabilities can stay until twenty-one.)
     
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    The federal limit of 21
     
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    There is one charter school in my district called Survivors. It is for kids who have dropped out or are at risk. The age limit is 21, I think.
     
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    21 in normal high school.
     
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    21 is the federal limit, but with the kids I teach, they move on to our 18-21 transition program. However, that will change when my school will after construction, become a place for grades 9-12 plus our 18-21 tansition programs.
     
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    I had a few 20 year old students in my high school teaching days. They can stay until 21 with a good behavior record. If they aren't behaving, they can be sent to alternative school.
     
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    I never knew 21 was the legal limit. I can't believe they allow that. A 21 year old is almost 10 years older than a freshman, especially if they started at 13 or younger. :( I wouldn't want my child going to school with someone able to purchase alcohol. If I ever have kids, I think I will send them to private school where they don't allow such things.
     
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    Why? Presumably they aren't allowed to drink alcohol at school, even if they are allowed to purchase it.
     
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    Good luck with that. In Louisiana, the maximum age is state law, which private schools must follow as well. Also, most private schools I've found won't kick you out if you are genuinely trying and continue to pay.

    Some of my best students I've had were 20 years old when they graduated. One of them was a sweet girl: cheerleader, worked at a daycare after school, is now in college for education. The other was this really responsible guy who worked in the afternoon and weekends for his dad's lawn service and one day will take it over. I would want my kids around those influences. Trust me, if high school students want to have access to alcohol, they will.
     
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    I don't think 21 y/o's are the only students drinking in high school sadly. At least that wasn't the case when I was there. Luckily my teachers caught a lot of them by the smell.
     
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    Their teachers can also purchase alcohol... :whistle:
     
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    I know that special education students can stay until they are 21. I'm not sure if the same applies to regular ed students where I am, though. I have had 20 year old students before, but I don't recall any who were 21.
     

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