Hours owed


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what does it mean to "owe hours'?

The State of Texas attendance rules say that a student has to be in a class at least 90% of the time if they want to be sure to get credit for that class. Districts are required to enforce the 90% rule, which states that students in grades K-12 must attend class for 90% of the time it is offered to receive credit or a final grade. The 90% rule applies to all absences, including excused absences. See Hours Owed FAQ link.

Attendance Hours

Any student who does not attend 90% of the instructional day that a class is offered (excused or unexcused) will be required to make-up attendance hours. Students and/or parents will be notified (see below for link) of the hours a student owes. A plan will need to be developed with the student's Assistant Principal for the student may make-up the hours owed.

Students cannot miss a class period more than 4 times per semester. Once a student has missed a class more than 4 times, the student will start to accumulate hours. See 'Hours Owed FAQ" for more details.

Attendance for Class Credit or Final Grade Per Texas Education Code ยง25.092,

In order for a student to receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. A student who attends at least 75 percent but fewer than 90 percent of the days the class is offered may receive credit for the class if he or she completes a plan approved by the Alpha Assistant Principal that allows the student to fulfill the instructional requirements for the class (see below on how to make up attendance hours for credit).

Examples of how a student can make up attendance hours:

1. Before or after school tutorials

2. Attending Saturday School (link for SS info

3. 1/2 of hours owed can be completed through community service (link for approved community service opportunities). Any Community service opportunities not listed, MUST be approved by Alpha AP prior to being accepted.

4. If you have an 'off period', you may spend that period in the AP office & count it towards hours owed.

Examples of how a student cannot make up attendance hours:

1. Attending a required school sponsor event.

2. Tutorials during PIT or lunch (hours cannot be counted during the instructional day).

3. During an assigned class.

4. Volunteer at your mom and dad's work (that is not on our approved list). Parents cannot sign off on service hours.