There is a direct relationship between attendance and success at school. Attendance is an integral and compulsory part of all courses. In order for students to achieve a credit, they must complete 110 hours of instruction hours.
Students who arrive late not only interrupt classes but miss out on their own valuable instruction time. A student who misses school too often may be in danger of losing his/her credit(s). All students are expected to be in school each day unless they are too ill to attend, whereas an official doctor’s note has to be provided.
Teachers and online administrators will monitor attendance patterns for their respective students and will work with them, and their parents/guardians to support students in any way they can. If student who does not complete their courses within 18 months, they will be removed from the course and will not be reinstated unless there are extenuating circumstances that can be verified by appropriate documentation. The principal will inform parents/guardians and students of log in expectations, timelines for the completion of activities and assignments where appropriate, and can explain how absences are recorded.
Innunco Online School operates on a continuous entry and exit model where there is no defined start date or end date. It is, therefore, the students’ responsibility to communicate their anticipated endpoint to the teacher and then adhere to that timeline (within reason). Attendance for record keeping purposes will be based on the number of completed lessons.
On- Campus and Online Courses
It is a requirement at Innunco Academy that each student attends and participates in a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of the instruction class hours within a Unit of Study, in order to be able to participate in the evaluation task(s) at the end of the Unit. Students will also have to attend the entire number of hours which is a total of 110 hours.
When the student is not able to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, verification of the reason for absence must be provided such as a doctor's note (provided at the expense of the student/family) or other forms of acceptable verification. Then, there must be evidence in teacher documentation and student work showing that the materials in the missed classes have been completed.
Absence with an official doctor’s note that states “You are unable to attend class.” will be taken into consideration and be at the discretion of the Principal.
Any student who is absent for more than fifty percent (50%) of the class time scheduled for a Unit of Study without a satisfactory reason as explained above, and without completing the work for missed classes, will be asked to withdraw from the course with no refund of fees that had been paid.
At the beginning of the term/courses, each teacher will explain to the students the school attendance policy and procedures for the term.