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90% Credit Denial

Students may be denied credit in a course if they exceed the allowable number of absences.

 

Texas Education Code (TEC 25.092) provides that “(a) Except as provided by this section, a student in any grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 may not be given credit or a final grade for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered.” All absences, whether excused or unexcused, must be considered in determining whether a student has attended the required percentage of days. 


Per state law, parent notes do not excuse the 90% rule. However, state law allows provisions for regaining lost credit. (TEC 25.092) “(a-1) A student who is in attendance for at least 75 percent but less than 90 percent of the days a class is offered may be given credit or a final grade for the class if the student completes a plan approved by the school’s principal that provides for the instructional requirements of the class.”

 

CREDIT RECOVERY PLAN OPTIONS
 

TOTAL DAYS OVER

CLASS TIME

DEADLINE

1-5

TUTORIALS WITH THE STUDENT’S TEACHER (student will keep log)

2 weeks from contract date

6 - 9 

3 SATURDAY SCHOOLS 

OR 

3 AFTER SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY CLASS ($25 FEE per semester)

4 weeks from contract date

10 +

SATURDAY SCHOOLS OR CREDIT RECOVERY  ASSIGNED FOR TIME 

AND

EDGENUITY COMPLETION WITH PASSING GRADE- $50 fee per semester

4  weeks from contract date or by end of first available Saturday School

22+ 

LOSS OF CREDIT WITH NO OPTION OF CREDIT RECOVERY

 

No hours will be made up before or after school in the office or during student off periods.