Below is the information regarding attendance for credit. All students are encouraged to maintain a tutorial log for use in the case that they need to recover credit due to absence. The log is available for download below.
- Based on state policy, the only
absences that count as excused and do not count against attendance for
credit fall under the categories below:
- Medical Appointment (student attends
school most of the day)
- Holy Day as designated by the district
- Court Appearance
- College Visit (high school)
- Playing Taps at a military event
- Board Approved Excused Absence
- School-related (UIL, Field Trip, ISS,
Testing, Other campus event)You will see an asterisk on the
report card next to the number of absences if your student has attendance
below 90% in a course. We will communicate with students who need to
recover credit about next steps. This information will be sent home.
- Students who have attendance below
75% will be discussed by the attendance committee to determine a plan for
- If you expect your student to have
an extended absence of more than one week, please communicate with your
student's counselor so that we can develop a plan proactively.
- The number of absences that it
takes to fall below 90% depends on whether it's an A or B day course and
whether it's a semester or year-long course. Below are the maximum
numbers of days before students fall below 90% attendance.
- Fall Semester A Day Courses: 4 Days
- Fall Semester B Day Courses: 3 Days
- Spring Semester A or B Day Courses: 4
- Year Long A Day Courses: 8 Days Maximum
- Year Long B Day Courses: 8 Days Maximum
Please contact Ms. Nwosu, the Kealing attendance specialist, for questions regarding your student's attendance.