Hey! I dropped out of school at age 15. Then I did some serious studying and exams at age 18 and made it into a four-year university. After university, I worked for five years at a pretty high-paying job. I then went back to school and spent a year learning about HR management practices and employment law. I was certified in both areas and went on to a brilliant career a an HR executive. I retired at age 58 and now live in Mexico, having fun every day. So quitting high school is not always a Bad Thing.