The attendance for credit program is one of those things I love to hate. Sure, there are circumstances that require you to miss school. Illness, tragedy, injury, and many other circumstances make sense. When your campus has nearly 100% daily attendance, that means that nearly 700 of your students skip at least one class enough to not get credit. Maybe they just never show up to school on time. Maybe they don't like their teacher. Maybe they just have another student they like so much that they want to hang out during an extra lunch period.
What message are we sending where kids can go to an extra hour or two of tutoring to make up for 20+ hours of missed class? Are we doing our students any favors with this, letting kids turn in work several months late, or forcing our senior teachers to change grades so the graduation statistics still look nice?
Not saying kids don't deserve second chances or that we shouldn't be looking at situations like this with compassion, but teaching our students accountability and responsibility is one of those things that creates lifelong opportunities for success.
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