Attendance is required by law
Under the Texas State Compulsory Attendance Law, all students age 6-19 must attend school each day for the entire school day unless exempt by law. This includes students voluntarily enrolled in prekindergarten or kindergarten as well as students 19 years or older.
Students must also attend class 90% of the days a class is offered to receive credit or a final grade (regardless of excused absences). Students must recover the lost time to receive credit:
- 75-89% attendance: The student must earn credit for the class by completing a plan approved by the principal.
- Under 75% attendance: The student must go through the Attendance Recovery Process.
Unexcused voluntary absences for 10 days or more within 6 months (whether in full days or parts of days) violates state law. This may lead to a court referral against the parent, guardian or student.
We want all students to succeed, which includes attending every class, every day on time. Students must appear in person at their school to be counted present.
Official doctor notes for absences may be physically turned into the campus, but a digital version (PDF/photo/scan) is preferred. Consequences for multiple absences include:
Student or parent conference
Loss of class credit
Referral to truancy court
Parents are encouraged to speak to a school administrator regarding special situations or circumstances.