Loss of Credit (NC)

  • If your student did not receive credit for one or more of their classes during the course of a school year due to attendance policy violation(s) as described in Attendance Policy Series 500 Code No. 501:

    • Students are allowed three (3) absences per class period during the semester. Students who receive four (4) absences in any class will lose credit unless cleared by the attendance office as extraordinary within five (5) days of the absence. Verbal communication must come from a parent/guardian within 48 hours of the absence to prevent truancy. Students enrolled in any two credit (double block) class are allowed six (6) absences per two credit (double block) class during the semester. Attendance is taken twice each day during the two credit (double block) class. Students who receive seven (7) absences in a two credit (double block) class will lose both credits unless cleared by the attendance office as extraordinary within five (5) days of the absence. Verbal communication must come from a parent/guardian within 48 hours of the absence to prevent truancy.
    • Excessive tardiness may result in administrative discipline and loss of credit.

    Excessive tardiness is recognized by the school district as more than 3 tardies (T) per class and/or 1 or more Tardy Lates (TL) per class.

    The loss of credit is reflected in Powerschool by an NC in place of where the actual grade would have been listed.

    At the beginning of the school year your student may schedule a meeting with their Assistant Principal to discuss how credit may be re-instated. If your student chooses to not make up the loss of credit they will need to contact their counselor to discuss how that affects their graduation plan.