Good Attendance is Vital for Success
Punctual attendance is expected from all students. Due to the 9-week accelerated grading cycle, attendance is especially important if students are to be successful. According to Texas State Law (Dallas ISD Policy FEC[Legal], "each student must attend at least 90% of the days a class is offered. If the student does not meet the required amount of time spent in a class, the student receives no credit for the course. Students, who have attendance below 90%, and are passing the class, must be offered an opportunity to earn the credit." At Patton Academic Center, this opportunity is called the Principal's Seat Time Recovery Plan.
Students with attendance below the 90% threshold but above 75% that have a passing grade in a particular course must participate in the Principal's Seat Time Recovery Plan in order to receive credit for that specific course. Students that wish to obtain credits and whose attendance fall below the 75% threshold must file an appeal with the attendance review committee within 30 days of the close of the instructional quarter. If approved, student will be allowed to participate in the Principal' Seat Time Recovery Plan.