Thinking About Dropping Out?

Why Should I Stay in School?

You are almost at the finish line. The bottom line is that your choices now will determine how well you live for the rest of your life. If you choose to stay in school now it will be easier for you to find work, you'll be more likely to enjoy the work that you do, and you will earn more money.

See the Statistics to discover what other impacts this decision will have on your life.

Jeffco Public Schools offers many options for students who are looking to complete their education.

What Does the Law Say About Dropping Out?

The law is clear about dropping out of school. You must remain in school until you are 17 years old. For more information, see the Colorado State Compulsory Attendance Law and Jeffco Public Schools Policy JEA.

What Are My Options?

Staying in school does not mean you have to stay in the school that you are currently attending. Jeffco Public Schools provides many educational options. These range from programs at your home school, to a variety of alternative schools.

Explore our programs and find the right option for you.

Who Can I Talk With?

Before you make any decisions you should get all of the information you can. Visit with your family and your school counselor and learn more about all your options.

Contact us and we will talk with you about your future goals, look at your current situation and work with you to develop a plan to help you finish your education. We can connect you with educational programs and provide additional resources to help you create a better future.