Summer School Attendance Policy
Attendance Requirements for Summer SchoolDuring the regular school year a semester-long course provides 85-90 days of instruction. Summer School courses are condensed into fewer days and longer instructional class periods. Each period during Summer School is the equivalent to 3-4 days of instruction during the regular school year. Attendance and punctuality are essential for academic success in Summer School and is directly connected to the amount of seat time required by the State to receive high school course credits over the summer.
Teachers take attendance for each scheduled class period. Students are expected to be present and on-time for all classes. Summer School attendance records are legal documents that are monitored for accuracy. ALL absences count towards the attendance policy.
Summer School operates a two period daily schedule over 26 days. Summer School is divided into two 13-Day sessions; Session 1 and Session 2. Courses for credit can be taken in one of the following formats:
- 13-Day, 1-credit courses meet for two class periods each day from 8:00am-1:35pm. The schedule includes two 10-minute breaks, one during each period, and a 35-minute lunch break in between the two periods.
- 26-Day, 1-credit courses meet for one class period, either 8:00-10:30am (1st period) -OR- 11:05am-1:35pm (2nd period). The schedule includes one 10-minute break during each period. Students enrolled in both periods will have a 35 minute lunch break in between the two periods. Students enrolled in only one period have the option of eating lunch at Summer School by staying after their 1st period course or arriving early before their 2nd period course.
The last day of class in Summer School Session 1 and Summer School Session 2 are full days of class and attendance is required. A student who is absent on the last day of class in the Summer School session for which they are enrolled will not be allowed to take the final exam and will be recorded as “not in attendance” and will receive a failing grade of “F” by default. Final exams will not be given early. No credit or refund will be given.
- 26-Day, 2-credit courses meet for two class periods each day from 8:00am-1:35pm. The schedule includes two 10-minute breaks, one during each period, and a 35-minute lunch break in between the two periods.
No Credit (NC) RulesThere are no excused or unexcused absences during Summer School. Insufficient attendance and excessive tardiness at Summer School will result in "No Credit" (NC) as indicated in the charts below. The student and parent/guardian will be notified of a “No Credit” status by the Summer School Office. Any student who reaches the NC absence limit, regardless of the reason, will forfeit the credit, all fees, and be dropped from the course.Absence Reporting for Summer School
Parents and students do not need to call the Summer School office if there is an emergency or if a student will be absent for Summer School. If an absence occurs, students should contact their teacher(s) to obtain information and work that was missed.
Make-Up WorkStudents should expect a significant amount of in-school work in Summer School courses and a reasonable amount of homework. Since there are no excused absences in Summer School, students will need to consult with their teacher regarding make-up work for full or partial credit. Teachers are not allowed to schedule time for students to make up absences by spending extra time with the teacher. While students are encouraged to talk with their teachers to make up missed assignments, the time spent obtaining support or obtaining missing work will not replace an absence. Missed assignments should be turned in immediately upon returning to school.