Students between the ages of six and 16 are expected to be present and to arrive to school on time every day in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Compulsory School Attendance Law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.1, et seq.), and the Atlanta Board of Education Policies JB and JBD. Students who are absent or tardy miss valuable instructional time and other important school activities, and are less likely to master those skills, concepts and principles needed for academic success. Students who violate the attendance policy will be disciplined. Unexcused absences and/or truancy may lead to a truancy petition against the student and/or parents/guardian filed in juvenile court. Detailed information can be found in the student handbook.
Last Modified on October 8, 2008