24 Jun, 2021 12:17 PM

Can you go back to high school at age 21 and up (in the state of Texas)?

I'm 19 and I would like to go back to high school...the only problem is I got my GED and am already in college...I feel like I haven't experienced my high school life to the fullest. Please help.

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24 Jun, 2021 12:18 PM

You want to go back to Highschool?

Sorry, but I'm going to be perfectly candid here:

That is the STUPIDEST thing I have heard all week.

24 Jun, 2021 12:18 PM

I think that at 18 you may not return. If you were a special education student you may be publicly schooled until 22 years old. But you have already graduated. Congratulations! College will be a great experience for you. Make new friends. If you miss high school, volunteer in a high school or work in a high school.

BUT- The social life of a high schooler is unique for a 18 year older. I don't think you will appreciate that environment as a 21 year older even though you might think so. You socially and psychologically change as you mature. Make fond memories in college. that is what life is all about, moving ahead, not looking back. Good luck in college!

24 Jun, 2021 12:19 PM

There are many programs available to people who didnt finish school. It allows them to get a GED and High School Diploma at various prices depending on the program. I suggest looking up available program in your area by either the phone book or online.

If your frind doesnt want to shell out the money for those programs, then my second suggestion is to attend Jobcorps. Job Corps is a FREE program for people ages 16-24 who are looking for an education but dont have the money for it. It is basically like a free college.

They have different trades and programs to choose from. There are many campases around the states but if there isnt one close to you you will most likely have to travel (at their expense, no cost to you) to the campus and live there while you (your friend) are getting your education.

They provide rooms (WILL be shared), food, etc and everything u need. They even give you an allowance i think every 2 weeks (if not it's every week) to buy take out, personal items, etc. You can definitely leave the campus by the way so it's not like your stuck.

Anyway, if the campus is close you dont have to live there u can drive there everyday. I must say that it is like a small college. It has dorms, cafeterias, and Residential Advisors (RA's) to mind the dorms.

It is really a great opportunity especially for someone that cant pay for those other pricey programs. Definitely worth considering, and I highly recommend that your friend checks it out. I put a link below so you two can check out the website.


Lived on campus and got GED and HSD in 11 months from Job Corps.