David Crockett High School

Grading and Attendance

COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

The State of Texas requires that all students at least 6 years of age and not yet 19 attend school until they obtain a diploma. It is important that students attend school each day. There is a very strong connection between student attendance and academic performance in school. Therefore, when students miss class, they miss out on learning.

We do recognize, however, that perfect attendance is not always possible. We do not want students who are sick attending classes. If your child is absent from all or part of a school day, the student – upon arrival or return to school – must bring a note signed by the parent or health care professional that describes the reason for the absence. All notes should be provided within two days of returning to school. The campus will update attendance records based on the provided documentation. READ MORE...

If you have any questions about your child’s attendance record, please contact:

CARMEN LEDESMA, Attendance Specialist

ph. 512-414-7807

email: carmen.ledesma@austinisd.org

 

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE FOR COURSE CREDIT

In addition to the Compulsory Attendance Law, there is the the 90% law. In order to receive credit for a final grade for a class, a student is required to attend class 90 percent of the days a class is offered regardless of whether the student’s absences are excused [see FEA] or unexcused. Atty. Gen. Op. JC-0398 (2001). If the student does not meet this requirement, the student must go through the Attendance Recovery Process.

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