Attendance

Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”

Effective September 26, 2019, all children from the age of six (6) through the age of eighteen (18) must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling. Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in school's attendance policy and procedures.


Attendance is essential for success.

Missing a few days of school here and there doesnt seem like much but...
If your child misses... That equals... Which is... And over 13 years of schooling that's...
 1 day every 2 weeks 20 days per year 4 weeks per year Nearly 1.5 years of school
 1 day per week 40 days per year 8 weeks per year Over 2.5 years of school
 2 days per week 80 days per year 16 weeks per year Over 5 years of school
 3 days per week 120 days per year 24 weeks per year Nearly 8 years of school

How about just showing up late to school by 10 minutes?
He/she is only missing just... That equals... Which is... And over 13 years of schooling that's...
 10 mins per day 50 mins per week Nearly 1.5 weeks per year Nearly 1/2 a year of school
 20 mins per day 1 hr. 40 mins per week Over 2.5 weeks per year Nearly 1 year of school
 30 mins per day Half a day per week 4 weeks per year Nearly 1.5 years of school
 1 hour per day 1 day per week 8 weeks per year Over 2.5 years or school

EVERY DAY COUNTS
If you want your child to be successful in school, it starts with making sure they are present and on time!

Late/Absent Policy

For student absence, call (484) 667-5000 and select option 1 for K - 12. Please leave your name, child's name and reason for the absence. You may also send an email to  attendance@agcharter.org.  You will receive a response to your email if you send your note this way.

If the school does not receive notification of the absence, a call will be placed to the main contact number in the student's record, requesting confirmation of the absence. Any absence not followed up with a written excuse within three days will be automatically considered unexcused.

An absence of three (3) or more days requires an original doctor's office visit note to be excused. Similarly, any student who has been sent a letter for having more than ten (10) parent-excused absences must have an original doctor's office visit note to excuse any absence for the remainder of the year. This does not apply to pre-approved vacations.

Please use the following form for your absence note:   A Note to School