What is the legal age to drop out of high school in the state of California?

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What is the legal age to drop out of high school in the state of California?
10/25/2007   |   Category: Minors   |   State: California   |   #10955

Answer:

The following is a California statute:

EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 48200-48208

48200.

Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted
under the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 3 (commencing with
Section 48400) is subject to compulsory full-time education. Each
person subject to compulsory full-time education and each person
subject to compulsory continuation education not exempted under the
provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) shall attend
the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes and
for the full time designated as the length of the schoolday by the
governing board of the school district in which the residency of
either the parent or legal guardian is located and each parent,
guardian, or other person having control or charge of the pupil shall
send the pupil to the public full-time day school or continuation
school or classes and for the full time designated as the length of
the schoolday by the governing board of the school district in which
the residence of either the parent or legal guardian is located.

Unless otherwise provided for in this code, a pupil shall not be
enrolled for less than the minimum schoolday established by law.

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