Regular attendance is essential to any
school. We require every parent to support the AAE by
bringing his or her students on time
each and every day. Students who arrive on time are better
prepared to master the material
provided by the instructor and consistently perform higher than
those who come late or are habitually
absent. In addition, consistent tardiness and absences
affect our school monetarily. All
schools in California are compensated based on their
attendance (Actual Daily Attendance).
The state no longer recognizes excused absences and
does not compensate the school for
students who do not attend, for any reason. Unfortunately,
our operating costs are unaffected by
attendance - it costs us the same to operate each day,
regardless of the number.
Students are expected to attend
all classes and to be on time unless properly excused. The
AAE requests that appointments be
scheduled after school, if possible. If an appointment must be
scheduled during school hours, please
schedule it at a time where the student can still attend a
portion of the day. Students with a
doctor/dentist appointment need to attend school that day,
before or after the appointment.
The State of California (46010, 46010.5,
48205 Ed Code) has determined that excused absences
are limited to the following reasons:
Students who are absent from school for
any reasons provided in Ca. Ed. Code 482015 are not in
violation of the compulsory attendance
law upon verification by the district of the reason for the
absence. This regulation states a
student may be excused legally from school when the absence is
1. Personal illness or injury
2. Quarantine under the direction of a
county or city health officer.
3. Medical, dental, optometric, or
chiropractic services rendered.
4. Attendance at funeral services for a
member of the immediate family (1 day in state, 3 days out of state).
5. Jury duty in the manner provided by
6. Pupil is custodial parent of a child
who is ill or has a medical appointment during school.
7. Exclusion for failure to present
evidence of immunization (Ed. Code 48216)
8. Pupils in grades 7-12 who leave
school (with prior approval of the Principal or his/her designee) to obtain
confidential medical services. The
pupil should return a copy of the medical professional's appointment
9. Time for a student to spend with a
family member who is being deployed or returning for deployment.
10. Upon written request of the parent
or guardian and approval of the Principal or his/her designee and
pursuant to board policy, a student's
personal justifiable absence may be excused. Reasons include, but are
not limited to:
a. Appearance in court.
b. Observation of a holiday or ceremony
of his/her religion.
c. Attendance at religious retreats not
to exceed four (4) hours per semester.
d. Employment interview or conference.
e. Attendance at funeral services (for other than the
1.Irregular attendance including but not limited to excessive
early sign outs, tardies and/or absences are grounds for SART(Student
Attendance Review Team), Administrative review and/or referral to the AAE
School Board for return to the student's school of residence. A maximum of
twelve (12) absences per year (both excused and unexcused) are allowed.
2.Any more than twelve (12) absences per year will be deemed
excessive and grounds for Administrative Review, which may lead to
3.If a student has fifteen (15) unverified/unexcused absences
within a semester, the teacher is
required to assign a failing grade unless the teacher explains to the
Principal in writing why
a failing grade is inappropriate. (Ca.
Ed. Code 49056)