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.”

  • Medical Certification is required to excuse an absence past the 3rd consecutive day.
  • Parents are allotted 9 parent notes each school year to excuse absences that don't require Medical Certification. Each note must be signed by the studen'ts guardian.

Documentation must be submitted to the attendance office within 3 days of the student's return to campus. Any notes turned in after the 3rd day will not excuse an absence.