I know some kids here dropped out at 16, got their GED early, worked for 3 years, and went to state college, because one of the larger state campuses around here takes anyone who graduated or got their GED and hasn't been in education for 3 years.
No, dropping out now won't help you, but whatever, look at your options ALL the way first.
Which is what i'm doing
Got about 4 weeks left this year including exams
I'm down as returning to school next year, but if I find something else more suitable