"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Mount Pisgah Academy seeks to help students be successful in school now and in jobs in the future by requiring regular attendance and punctuality. Progress in school and success in daily learning activities are directly related to a student’s presence in class. Tardiness occupationally jeopardizes employment, and absenteeism reduces productivity in the work place.
Regular attendance at all appointments, including classes, study halls, assemblies, organization appointments, work appointments, chapels, dormitory worships and weekend religious services is expected of every student.
Students must fill out class absence forms for any absence other than school-sponsored trips or doctor appointments, and must turn these in to Ad Council for approval before the absence.
Parents of village students should call the Registrar’s office (ex. 2203) to notify the school of illnesses.
Routine dental or medical treatment should be arranged by parents for their child over breaks and/or weekends when the child is home.
An approved excuse for an absence does not relieve the student of the work assigned that day in class.
The student will be allowed one day for make-up work for each day absent.
Students who have an F in attendance are not allowed to be candidates for any school offices (e.g. SA offices, class and club offices).
Students who have more than 5 unexcused absences to any one class may not be awarded credit for that class.
Although the attendance grade is not included in the GPA, the attendance grade is recorded as a permanent grade on the students’ transcript. Every student may not be capable of an A in every subject, but every student is capable of an A in attendance.
POINTS SYSTEM Every student will start the school year with 100 points. Unexcused absences and tardies will cause the following points to be deducted from the initial 100 points:
one unexcused tardy=1 point deduction
more than ten (10) minutes late, but attend at least half of the class =2 point deduction
one unexcused absence=3 point deduction
1 point deduction=one unexcused tardy to assembly
2 point deduction=one unexcused absence to assembly
1 point added if the student has perfect attendance (no unexcused absences or tardies) for one week (total points will never exceed 100)
Attendance is posted on the bulletin board in the office hall and students should check this daily to see if there are errors that need to be corrected. Parents and students can also check attendance on Edline.
CONSEQUENCES Attendance grades and the consequences for each grade level are as follows:
A (90-100 points) - Students who maintain an A throughout the quarters, semesters and year will receive special recognition and rewards.
B (80-89 points) - A letter will be given to the student with a copy sent to the parent/guardian and dean, as well as a copy for the student’s permanent file.
C (70-79 points) - The student will be campus bound. The student may be removed from campus-binding if he/she has one week of perfect attendance and may remain off campus-binding as long as perfect attendance is maintained or until he/she earns enough points to bring the grade to an ‘B.’ If perfect attendance is not maintained, the student will revert to ‘C’ level consequences. A letter will be given to the student with a copy sent to the parent/guardian and dean, as well as a copy for the student’s permanent file.
D (60-69 points) - The student will be called to Ad Council and be given a level 4 write up (possibly subject to suspension). A letter will be given to the student with a copy sent to the parent/guardian and dean, as well as a copy for the student’s permanent file.
F (0-59 points) - A student who receives an F is asked to withdraw from school. Readmittance will be by staff approval only; it is not automatic. A parent/student conference may be required. A $50.00 re-application fee will need to be paid by cash, check or credit card, for the re-application process. In the event the student is reaccepted, the student’s attendance grade will be returned to the C level. If the student loses further points resulting in a second F, he/she will no longer be allowed to continue as a student and will not be considered for readmittance for the remainder of the semester.
Applies to all students who have received a grade of C or below in attendance. Students who are campus bound may not go off campus with other students, staff or village homes. Seniors will lose driving privileges.