Attendance For Credit
Attendance for Credit
To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. A student who attends at least 75 percent but fewer than 90 percent of the days the class is offered may receive credit for the class if he or she completes a plan, approved by the
Principal, which allows the student to fulfill the instructional requirements for the class. If a student is involved in a criminal or juvenile court proceeding, the approval of the judge presiding over the case will also be required before the student receives credit for the class.
If a student attends less than 75 percent of the days a class is offered or has not completed the plan approved by the principal, then the student will be referred to the attendance review committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can regain credit, if appropriate. [See policy FEC.] In determining whether there were extenuating circumstances for the absences, the attendance committee will use the following guidelines:
All absences will be considered in determining whether a student has attended the required
percentage of days. If makeup work is completed, absences for the reasons listed above at
Exemptions to Compulsory Attendance will be considered days of attendance for this
purpose. A transfer or migrant student begins to accumulate absences only after he or she has enrolled in the district.
In reaching a decision about a student’s absences, the committee will attempt to ensure that it
is in the best interest of the student. The committee will consider the acceptability and authenticity of documented reasons for the student’s absences. The committee will consider whether the absences were for reasons over which the student or the student’s parent could exercise any control. The committee will consider the extent to which the student has completed all assignments, mastered the essential knowledge and skills, and maintained passing grades in the course or subject.
The student or parent will be given an opportunity to present any information to the
committee about the absences and to talk about ways to earn or regain credit.
The student or parent may appeal the committee’s decision to the board of trustees by filing a
written request with the superintendent in accordance with policy.
The actual number of days a student must be in attendance in order to receive credit will depend
on whether the class is for a full semester or for a full year.