Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Did you know that students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.  Absences can also be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty. According to Attendance Works, by 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school and by 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.  So attendance does matter! 

 

For more information on how you may assist your teen to stay on track with good attendance, please visit https://www.attendanceworks.org/resources/messaging/teens-and-their-families/