Classroom 727 requires students to attend school for a certain number of days to be promoted to the next grade and earn credit for a course. Students are required to attend school regularly and must attend at least 80% to earn credit and be eligible for promotion to the next course.
When a student misses school, their absence falls under four categories:
1. Exempted and Excused: The student is allowed to make up the missed work and the absence is not counted against
the attendance requirement. Examples are extended illness documented by a doctor or to celebrate religious holidays.
There is no limit to these absences.
2. Non-Exempted and Excused: The student is allowed to make up the missed work but the absence is counted against
the attendance requirement. An example is personal or family illness documented by a parent’s note. The number of
non-exempt and excused absences is based on the number of school days offered. Schools are required to offer 177
days of school, which means a student can be absent ten days. If more school days are offered, then the number of
absences also increases.
3. Unexcused: The student is not allowed to make up the missed work and the absence is counted against the
attendance requirement. An example is skipping school.
4. Suspensions: The student is allowed to make up the missed work but the absence is counted against the attendance
Tardiness is counted against the attendance requirement. School policy on tardiness allows student's to count as attendance until 5 minutes after class time started.. Afterwards, it will be counted as absent.
Students must be in attendance at least 26 hours per course in order to pass the course or grade and earn credit. School offers makeup classes that allow students to make up missed instructional time.
If a student has an excessive number of non-exempted absences, he/she may make a formal appeal in accordance with the due process procedures established by the school. The school grants a waiver of the attendance requirement because of extenuating circumstances. In such case, students are eligible to make up missed work, receive grades and earn credit as long as they complete the missed work and pass the course.
Under the school policies, employers must provide certificates to students who are working for them.
General Management Department