• Non-School Related Absences (Secondary)

    At the secondary level, the building principal may excuse two (2) non-school related absences each semester for students that participate in an organized after school program.  The building principal must have advanced written notice explaining the reason for the absences and approval may be based on the following criteria for each student:

    • Student’s academic standing (85% in each core class)
    • Student’s discipline/behavior
    • Student’s attendance history
    The student is responsible for all make-up work and arrangements must be made in advance with each teacher.  It is important to know that all absences, excused and unexcused, are considered when determining whether a student has attended the required percentage of days (Denton ISD Parent/Student Handbook, page 27).