To benefit from the primary purpose of the school experience, it is essential that each student maintain regular and punctual daily attendance in all classes. Class attendance is necessary for learning and academic achievement; as well as for developing the habits and responsibilities of punctuality, dependability, and self-discipline.
Attendance is a high priority at Southeastern High School. Student achievement and attendance are directly correlated.
The State of Michigan has a Compulsory Education Law (MCLA 380.1561), which makes it the responsibility of the parents or guardians to see that any child between the ages of 6 and 16 attends school properly equipped to participate in the school activities. The child’s attendance must be continuous and consecutive for the school year.
Violations of this law occur “if a child is repeatedly absent from school without valid excuse.” This can include a pattern of tardiness, early dismissal or a pattern of absences.