Loss of Credit
Daily attendance, instructional time, and active participation in each class are critical to the learning process.
Students who accumulate three (3) or more class hours of unexcused absences in any one class will lose credit for that class with no opportunity to appeal. In these cases, students will receive a no credit (N/C) or a fail (F) if not passing the class.
Students with ten (10) class hours of excused or unexcused absences in any given class each semester will lose credit in each class; but will have the opportunity to appeal. Discipline suspensions that have caused a student to miss class and/or school-related absences will not count against a student's attendance.
Remember, in both cases, a regular one-hour class period equals one (1) class hour and a two-hour block class equals two (2) class hours.
If your son or daughter experiences an illness, medical condition or an accident that leads to an extended absence, please contact your student's counselor as soon as possible. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to schedule medical appointments outside of the school day whenever possible.
It is recommended that students and parents/guardians keep a list of all absences as they occur throughout the school year, including the reasons.
A doctor's note should be obtained when a student misses school for a doctor's appointment or for extended illnesses or injuries. The doctor's note should be brought to the Attendance Office to be filed in the student's attendance file.