Credit Reduction Policy

Credit Reduction

PLEASE NOTE: MHS has updated it's attendance policy for the 2014-2015 school year. The complete and updated policy can be found in the student handbook that was given to each student at the start of the school year.

Course credit reductions occur when a student's cumulative absences exceed the limits defined by the attendance policy. Students may earn back no more than two unexcused absences by attending two Saturday detentions at the conclusion of a course. The scheduling of the Saturday detentions will be at the discretion of administration.

A credit reduction appeal is necessary only when a student's cumulative absences exceed the limits set in the tables found in the student handbook. Absences due to disciplinary infractions, suspensions, or vacations, and excessive tardies are not eligible for appeal. The Principal will review the documentation submitted pertaining to the student's attendance situation and render a written decision as soon as possible. Parents will be notified of the Principal's decision.

Loss or reduction of course credit due to an attendance policy infraction will not require a student to repeat the course. However, a loss of credit will affect a student's grade point average (GPA), and the student may need to pass additional courses to earn the credits necessary for graduation.

Credit reductions begin to accumulate after a student's 3rd unexcused absence in any one trimester course, after 6 unexcused absences in any two trimester course and after 9 unexcused absences in any three trimester (full year) course.

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