Attendance Policy


Students shall be counted in attendance if they are actually present at school at the time the attendance is taken or are away from school on a school day and engaged in an educational activity that constitutes a part of the school approved instructional program for the student (Section 1003.23, Florida Statutes).  As per the School Board Policy 4.16, after nine absences in a course, credit may be withheld.  The Child Study Team will develop a contract with the student and parents that includes a plan to restore the credit withheld. 


All students are expected to be on time and present each day school is open during the school year. 



  1. Absences
    1. All appointments should be scheduled outside of the school day.
    2. If a student is absent 10 or more days in a course each semester, they may be denied that semester course credit and have to repeat the semester of that course
  2. Documentation for absences
    1. Absences require a note/documentation turned into the Main/Attendance Office.  However, ONLY parent/guardian, medical or legal documentation will be entered in the system as excused.
    2. 10 or more absences per course will require medical or legal documentation for the absence to be excused; otherwise, credit may be denied.
    3. Excessive absences also will result in driver’s licenses being revoked from the State.
    4. Credit can be denied for excessive absences in individual courses.  




Attendance will be evaluated by the Attendance Office.  If a student has 10 or more absences and does not have medical or legal documentation to support the absences, students and parents will be notified of the credit denial within 30 days.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to have a meeting with the Child Study Team to review their specific case within 30 days.


If you have any attendance related questions, please contact the Attendance Office or your School Social Worker.

Make-Up Work

A student who is absent and the absence is determined to be an excused absence, as defined by School Board Policy 4.16, is required to make up all course work missed. It is the student's responsibility to obtain assignments from the appropriate teacher(s) upon returning to class immediately following an absence. The student will be given the number of days absent plus one additional day to make up all work missed for full credit.
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