• Attendance Policies


    Students are allowed 10 unexcused days per school year for promotion to the next grade. 

    Exception: If a student is in a semester credit- bearing class, i.e., Keyboarding or Computer Apps, then the student is allowed no more than 5 unexcused absences for the semester.

    Parent notes are not an excused note. The following are lawful/excused absences with proper documentation: B-Bereavement for immediate family members, E-Excused, G-Guidance, J-Court, K-Religion, M-Medical/Dental, and P-Principal approved (with prior arrangements made with Principal). O-Out-of-school suspension counts as an unexcused absence

    Parents, please note:

    Upon three consecutive or five total unlawful absences, attempts will be made to establish contact with you to arrange a conference. During the conference, a written plan (AIP) will be developed with you, your child, and the school so that all have a clear understanding regarding the future attendance of your child. If after such a meeting is held and the student is unlawfully absent again, he/she will immediately be referred to the District’s Attendance Coordinator. The Attendance Coordinator may refer the student to Family Court for a motion for court-ordered attendance. No student who is lawfully absent will be referred.

    Please also note in middle and high schools, period attendance is taken. Students are counted absent for each period they miss.

    Tardies-Your child is tardy after 8:20 a.m.

    Early Sign-Outs and Late Arrivals (Please report to the Attendance Office)
    Early sign-outs and late arrivals do impact your child's attendance negatively if not accompanied by a medical, dental or judicial note that needs to be turned into the attendance clerk. 

    If you have any questions, please call 903-8422 or email Sherry Turner at sturner@horrycountyschools.net. Thank you