I quit HS first semester of the 11th grade, as soon as I turned 17 and could do so legally. By law, non-graduates in Texas can't (assuming the law hasn't changed since then) enter a state funded university until they're 19, so I hung out for a couple of years. Went on to eventually graduate Pondunk U. with honors and have a good career now and all of the usual middle class acoutrements. Anyone else not finish HS but go on to college/vocational school/military/etc. or otherwise wind up not feeling that they had somehow ruined their life? NOTE - I AM NOT SUGGESTING THAT QUITTING HS IS A SMART MOVE FOR ANYBODY. I HAVE NO REGRETS, BUT I WOULD STILL ADVISE ANYONE STILL IN HS THAT THE BEST MOVE IS TO GET YOUR DIPLOMA!!! Just so we're clear on that point.