• Attending classes EVERYDAY is vital to our students success at Collegiate Academy.

     In order for a student to obtain an optimum education, it is important that he/she attend school regularly. 

    Reporting Your Student's Absence

    If your child will miss a portion of the day or will be absent for the entire day, the parent/guardian must call and report the absence to their child's school by providing the name of the child, grade, and reason for the absence.

    Collegiate Academy Campus Phone # 817-515-6775

     

    If a student is absent from school for a partial or full day, and did not turn in a note prior or a parent did not call to report the absence, report to the front office upon your return and submit a note.

    Collegiate Academy will do all that we can to ensure that students receive credit in courses where they have earned a passing grade.  We will notify parents by mail if a student's absences exceed the minimum allowed and we will work with students on a contractual arrangement to regain their credits.  However, the major responsibility remains with the student. We encourage you to log in to Skyward Family Access often to keep current on your student's attendance record.

     

    EXCESSIVE ABSENCES

    According to the state law, students must be in attendance 90% of the time that class is in session in order to receive credit. THIS MEANS THERE IS NO DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED ABSENCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF EARNING CREDIT.

    Attendance for Credit

    • A student and his/her parent or guardian will be given written notice when a student's attendance in any class drops below 90 % of the days the class is offered. When a student's attendance drops below 90% of the days the class is offered, the student, parent/guardian may contact the Academic Dean to discuss make-up alternatives.

    • The Attendance Committee may review the records of all students whose attendance drops below 90% of the days the class is offered. The Attendance Committee's decision may be appealed to the Board by submitting a written request to the Superintendent.

    Partial Day & Medical-coded Absences

    If you arrive late or leave early: EX- Sick in the morning, physical therapy in the morning

    • The student will sign in/out at the front office.

    • Students leaving during the school day to attend doctor or dentist appointments must provide a note from the attending physician for the absence to be coded as a medical appointment.

    • If written documentation is not brought within 48 hours, the absence will remain unexcused.

    Leaving early due to illness at school:

      • If a student feels ill they must report to the nurse’s office

      • The nurse will contact parent/guardian of the student.

      • The Parent/Guardian will pick up their daughter/son and sign out student in nurses’ office. The parent/guardian may also give permission to student to drive home. In this case student will sign out in nurses’ office.

      • If the student does not return the next school day, the student will follow procedures for a full day absence.

    Extended Personal Illness

    • When a student's absence for personal illness exceeds five (5) consecutive days, the student shall present a statement from a physician or health clinic verifying the illness or other condition that requires the student's extended absence from school.

    • If the student has established a questionable pattern of absences, the Attendance Committee/Academic Dean may also require a physician's or clinic's statement of illness after a single day's absence as a condition of classifying the absence as one for which there is extenuating circumstances.

    Unexcused Absence

    • When a student is absent from class without permission or misses one or more classes or parts of classes without prior parental authorization, he/she is subject to disciplinary action. If students are unexcused for ten (10) or more days within a six-month period, truancy charges may be filed according to the Texas Education Code.

    Students in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law shall be reported to the district attendance officer, who may institute court actions as provided by law.

    Students are unexcused if:

    • They leave class or campus without permission from both a parent and a school official.

    • They leave school during the day without first providing the attendance office with a note from their parents giving permission for them to leave.

    • They go home sick without going through the nurse.

    • They call parents and leave without checking out through the office.

    • They don't sign out in office.

    • Students are considered unexcused if they are on campus, but out of their assigned class, without a hall pass.

    Class Time and Attendance

    Students who arrive after the first ten (l0) minutes of class, without an admit or a pass, will be considered unexcused.

    Make-up Work after an Absence for Regular Assignments and Assessments

    Students should contact their Collegiate Academy Teachers and College Professors prior to missing school to obtain make-up assignments or assessments. A student has the same number of days that he or she was absent to complete the work and submit his or her assignments to the Collegiate Academy teacher. This includes school-related absences. Please contact your College Professors directly for their due dates.

     

    Jessica Anglada

    Attendance Clerk

    jessica.choateanglad@gcisd.net

    817-515-6196