Did you graduate high school the old fashioned way or just get your GED online?

@apples99 (6561)
United States
February 4, 2010 1:18am CST
I'm curious because a lot of people these days seem to be getting there GED or taking the high school equivalency test, instead of finishing high school the old fashion way, and I think more and more teens and adults are finishing there education much later and outside of high school. Personally if I had kids I would prefer them to complete there full education through finishing a traditional high school, but I'm still thankful that there are other options available for those who could not complete there high school training because of circumstance beyond there control. I'm also curious to know if any of you completed your high school education through traditional means or if you decided to skip high school and just get your GED? thanks.
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@hexeduser22 (6692)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I graduated high school the old fashion way. I was a regular student so I didn't encounter those GED things
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Good for you thanks for sharing happy lotting.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Neither. I did get my high school diploma, but not through a traditional high school. I ended up getting mine through an alternative high school instead. Happy mylotting!
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Well its nice to read that people are still determined to complete there education have a great day.
• United States
4 Feb 10
I was actually lucky enough to attend a high school where not completing all four years was not only not an option, but not going to college was simply unheard of. Every member of my graduating class went on to attend a university. Thus, I got my degree the old fashioned way. Where I come from, the GED or equivalency test just dont cut it if you're attempting to apply to college.
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I see, well I think getting your high school degree via a traditional class room is always the best way to complete ones education. but as I said I'm also thankful that there are other means available to those who were not able to due to unforeseen life events, I think that its nice that we have other options here in the US you can get a nationally accredited high school diploma or GED and there accepted at almost any college.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
4 Feb 10
i finished my last yr in 99. which in australia is yr 12 in most states. dont why i did at times, but at the time i wanted to be a cop. by the time i finished my exams, i was wanting to do something else. i started work at a top horse stud a few weeks after finishing exams. not looked back, but have done a few courses via our adult education place (tafe) in agriculture. my bro left at the end of yr 10 after getting his school certificate, he went in to a dairy appetriship. not that he works with cows now, but school wasn't for him. he's worked all over the place and now driving trucks, which he's happy with. guess it all depends on what u want to do after school.