Attendance

GFHS ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE POLICY

Because we at GFHS know that attendance is the single greatest predictor of student progress and success, we are offering the following attendance incentives to positively impact students’ educational experience.

Attendance Incentive rules are firm.  Exceptions will not be granted.

Students planning to attend college are encouraged to take semester assessments even if exempt.

All students are required to take final examinations in every class at the end of each semester. Students may, however, earn an exemption from the semester assessment for a particular class during the week of the scheduled final assessment time slot if they meet the following criteria:

1.     No unexcused absences. 

2.    Three tardies in a class will equal one unexcused absence for this policy.

3.    No more than 4 excused absences and a grade of A or

4.    No more than 3 excused absences and a grade of B or

5.    No more than 2 excused absences and a grade of C.

6.    Students who have a D or who are failing must take the final.

7.    Students who have served in-school suspension or who are assigned Saturday School or who have served out-of-school suspension are not exempt from finals.

8.    Any student with truancies or skipped classes will not qualify for this incentive for that class period.

9.    Absences must be verified by a parent within 48 hours or they will be counted unexcused.  Administrators also have discretion in the verification of absences.

10. Students may take the final even if they meet the criteria for the exemption policy. Exempt students may take final for improvement of grade only.

The only absence categories not counted toward the incentive cap are school-related absences (absences that meet school-sponsored criteria for activities), verified bereavement, and verified medical.  Verification must be received within 48 hours of the absence.

Attendance Incentive rules are firm.  Exceptions will not be granted.

Students planning to attend college are encouraged to take semester assessments even if exempt.

To educate students for success in navigating their future. | © Great Falls High School 2014