In order to make academic progress, it is vital that a student attends class on a regular basis. Failure to meet the requirements of the IEP attendance policy may lead to academic probation or even dismissal from the program.
Regular attendance means that a student is present in at least eighty percent of his/her designated classes during the academic term. If a student does not attend at least eighty percent of his/her designated classes, he/she will be put on academic probation. Once on probation, he/she must attend at least eighty percent of his/her designated classes during the subsequent, academic term. If the attendance requirement is met during that term, the student will be removed from probation; but failure to meet the attendance requirement during that term may result in dismissal from the IEP at Discovery Learning Center.
Students are expected to attend their classes unless they are ill or need to address an emergency. A student is absent when he/she is not in class, regardless of reason. A student seeking any excused absences for an extraordinary circumstance (e.g. returning home for a medical leave of absence) must consult with school administrators so that a determination can be made regarding those absences.
Students who are late to class miss important information. The IEP classes are two hours long. Your teacher will count you absent for one hour if you arrive 15 minutes or more after the class begins. Your teacher will also count you absent for one hour if you leave class before the class ends. If you do arrive late, please do not interrupt the class or ask the instructor for permission to enter the room. Simply enter the class and sit down quietly. Please note that many absences can lead to placement on academic probation.