Student attendance is highly valued at Collegiate Prep Academy because excellent student attendance is correlated to high levels of student learning and engagement. We want students to be in every class, on time, every day of the school year. The Denver Public Schools’ districtwide and CPA-specific attendance goal is 95% or better attendance for all students.
The school will contact parents and guardians regarding student attendance problems and will respond with the appropriate consequences when non-attendance becomes problematic. Parents can request their student’s attendance report in the Attendance Office and an attendance report can be obtained from the student’s Infinite Campus account. It is imperative that student and parent information such as phone numbers and addresses be updated in the main office any time they change.
The following attendance policies reset with every six-week grading period, unless the attendance concern has escalated to the point of Attendance Appeals Court, at which time students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
When possible, it is best to communicate excused absences to the CPA Attendance Team prior to the absence or the day of the absence. Absences will remain “unexcused” if the request for an excuse is not accepted within two days of the absence.
1) parent/guardian’s name
2) the name and ID number of the student
3) the dates(s) of the absence
4) the reason for the absence
5) a telephone number where the parent can be contacted during the school day.
The absence will remain unexcused if the request for “excused” status is not accepted within two days of the absence.
Requests for any other reason must be approved by the principal or his/her appointee. Requests for continued unexcused absences may require a note from a doctor.
When a student has five or more excused days of absence (35 periods) during a six-week time period, the Attendance Secretary shall complete an Attendance Referral to the Attendance Team.
An Attendance Referral may be made for one or more periods of unexcused absence (truancy), and will always be made in response to more than seven (8+) periods of unexcused absences in any six-week period. Continued absences will result in the activation of the Attendance Concern Response Process, identified below.
1-7 unexcused periods of absence in a six-week period:
8 or more unexcused periods of absence in a six-week period:
After the initial referral to the Family Liaison, successive unexcused absences will result in an increase in the level of consequence.