L. Attendance Policy

The basis for attendance policy is that no student can absent himself from a large number of classes without losing significantly from the learning opportunity available to him.

The rules on class absences are as follows:

1.      As per Manual of Regulations for Private Schools, “a student who incurs absences more than 20% of the prescribed number of class or laboratory periods shall be given a failing grade.”

2.      For a term covering 18 weeks of classes, the computation is as follows:

a.       Lecture classes

                    Frequency of Meetings Per week            Allowed Maximum Absences

                                    1                                                             4

                                    2                                                             7

                                    3                                                             11

b.      Laboratory classes                                            4

3.      Three (3) instances of being tardy, at least 15 minutes after the class has started, are counted as one absence.

4.      Classes missed due to late registration are included in the total number of excused and unexcused absences for the semester.

L.1.  Reporting of Students’ Absences

The teacher reports a student who incurred 3 consecutive absences in a month to the Vice President for Student Services. This office will relay the information to the following: a) Home/Village Dean, b) Guidance Office for counseling, c) College Dean who will inform the Department Chair and d) the parents.

L.2.  Policies on Students’ Absences Due to Official Functions

A student is allowed up to four (4) absences (within the 20% allowed as stipulated in the bulletin) in one semester when attending approved official functions

Such student should be given make-up quizzes/tests missed without being charged of the make-up examination fee. Any fee incurred for clinical duty make-ups will be shouldered by the student or the inviting organization.

A student’s request for absences should be made through proper channels (from the teacher to the department head, to the dean, to the VP for Academics and to the ADCOM).

L.3.  Policies on Students’ Absences Due to Trips

A student is allowed to be absent for a maximum of three regular school days for international trips and two regular school days for local trips in a semester (within the 20% allowed absences as stipulated in the Bulletin).

The student is required to submit a written/signed parent’s consent for make-up classes or quizzes. The policy on special exam will be applied. Any fee incurred for clinical duty make-ups will be shouldered by the student.

Requests for absences should be made through proper channels (from the teacher, to the department head, to the dean, to the VP for Academics, to the ADCOM).