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What is the legal age to quit school in Texas?

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In the state of Texas, any child aged 6 through 18 years old must attend school. Given some specific exceptions, no student can quit school until the age of 18.

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The laws that require students to attend school are known as compulsory education laws. The exceptions to these laws that allow a student to not attend school are the enrollment in a Texas Academy of Leadership program, the student being expelled from school or a disability that doesn't make attending school feasible. The compulsory education law is not limited to public school attendance. Private and home schools are other options available.

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