Apr. 13th, 2011

linpatootie: (Champloo - what?)
A question for the Americans on the flist!

I've been googling my not-so-little butt off and can't find anything useful about this - what're the consequences of missing a long period of time of high school? In my story the main character Echo has to go underground to make sure he's not, you know, spectacularly assassinated. Because of this he can't go to school between September and March and misses most of his junior year.

What would happen? Would he be able to go back to school? Would there be serious repercussions? In the Dutch system he'd have to redo the year he missed, so I'm assuming that's the same in the US, but could he go back in March and finish the last couple of months anyway, then play catch-up for the next year, or would there be no point and would he be better off just sticking out the year at home only to start over completely? Story-wise, I'd like him to go back in March, but I don't know how feasible that would be in the US educational system.

This is an intelligent and vaguely ambitious character. He wants to graduate eventually, because he wants to get a college education, but what's the 'official' procedure for things like this?

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