Provo High Attendance Expectations
Consistent and responsible attendance practices are both a school and career expectation. As cited in numerous studies, students attending 90% or more of school statistically are students who are most successful and more often graduate. To help ensure students have the best chance to excel and graduate, students are asked to meet the following expectations:
All students are expected to be in class and on-time every school day, in every class.
Excused or unexcused absences, frequent absences, and/or tardiness of students from regular classroom learning experiences disrupt the continuity of the instructional process.
Excused absences – PHS will help students with excused absences to remain current in their classwork by allowing make-up work in a prompt and timely manner.
Unexcused absences – PHS may or may not allow students with unexcused absences to make-up missed assignments. It is recommended that students attempt to create a grade/credit recovery agreement with teachers and counselors immediately if possible.
The entire process of education requires a regular continuity of instruction, classroom participation, learning experiences, and study in order to meet student achievement goals.
Ten day rule: By law, any student who does not attend school for ten consecutive days without a legitimate excuse will be dropped from school rolls. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to re-enroll their student in school, which could affect student’s choice application, placement in classes, and class credit. In CTE classes this is defined by federal law as 5 consecutive days. Students absent to this extent should work with counselors and teachers to remedy the schedule issue, and make up missed work as soon as possible.