International School for the Arts
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, more than ten (10) absences in a 1.0 credit class, or twenty (20) absences in a 2.0 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). Students are expected to complete school work during this time. Students will be required to attend for an hour of seat time at a price of $15.00 for every hour. The cost will be added to the student’s bill. No payments can be taken during recapture time.
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 2022-2023 school year, will be held on the following dates:
Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact your student’s assigned administrator or the attendance office at 803-476-3000. Thank you for your help in this matter.