International School for the Arts
The information below was emailed to parents/guardians on October 11, 2019. If you did not receive this email, please call our Registrar's Office at (803) 476-3232 to provide a current email address.
ATTENDANCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS
In high school, students must meet academic and attendance requirements. State law requires a minimum of 120 hours of seat time for a one-credit class and 60 hours of seat time for half-credit classes. Any student who accumulates more than five (5) absences in a 0.5 credit class, or more than ten (10) absences in a 1.0 credit class is in jeopardy of not receiving credit and may instead be assigned a “Failure due to Absence - FA.”
Students will have an opportunity to "recapture" missed class time by participating in our Student Attendance Make-Up Program (SAMP) and will be required to attend for 90 minutes of seat time at a price of $15.00 for every class with an overage.
There is an allotment of 24 total classes any student will be able to recover. Once 24 blocks of seat time have been applied, the student will no longer be eligible to receive credit for classes with accumulating absences.
Make-up days for the 2019-20 school year will be held on the following dates:
After-school (Thursdays) from 3:40 - 6:40 P.M. / Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 9, 2020- 3:40 - 6:40 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:40 - 6:40 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:40 - 6:40 pm
Saturday, May 16 2020 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:40 - 6:40 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm