Excessive Absences

K-6th Grade:

When a K-6th grade student exceeds fifteen (15) absences a doctor’s note will be required for all subsequent absences or the absence will be considered unexcused. A K-6th grade student with fifteen (15) or more total absences, excused or unexcused, will be considered for retention in his or her current grade

​​7th-12th Grade​:

When a 7th-12th grade student exceeds twelve (12) absences a doctor’s note will be required for all subsequent absences or the absence will be considered unexcused.  A 7th-12th grade student with twelve (12) or more total absences, excused or unexcused, will be considered for retention in his or her current grade.

It is the belief of Renaissance Academy that time in class is a critical step in the learning process. Class discussions, activities, and work which may not be graded are just as important in assessing student learning and success as tests, quizzes, and projects. Any upper school student who misses 12 or more full days of school (excused or unexcused), or 12 or more classes of a specific subject (excused or unexcused) may not be awarded credit for the class. Students will receive either a 64% as their final grade for high school or a 59% for middle school if they had a passing grade at the end of the year. A student who fails the class outright will receive the earned grade. Students who wish to appeal this policy due to medical or emergency reasons must contact the Principal and request a hearing with the Board of School Directors (refer to BOARD OF TRUSTEES ATTENDANCE POLICY)
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