Student Absences 2016-2017

 

ABSENCE LIMITS FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS ADHERING TO AN EXTENDED PROGRAM – EXCUSING ABSENCES

In accordance with existing provisions and based on the Ministry of Education’s Directive 147655/Γ2/11-10-2013 regarding absences, here below is a synopsis of how absences are calculated, the limits on absences for students attending private schools adhering to an extended program, and the characterization of adequate attendance based on the student’s grade level.

10th AND 11th GRADES

  • From 114 to 127 absences: total number of excused and unexcused absences.
  • From 164 to 183 absences: in exceptional cases, the total number of excused and unexcused absences provided the student’s performance is very satisfactory (G.P.O. > 15) and behavior is excellent.

12th GRADE

  • From 114 to 139 absences: total number of excused and unexcused absences.
  • From 164 to 200 absences: in exceptional cases, the total number of excused and unexcused absences provided the student’s performance is very satisfactory (G.P.O. > 15) and behavior is excellent.

It should be noted that, regardless of circumstances, the total number of unexcused absences may not exceed 50.

With regard to excusing absences, which must be carried out within ten working days from the day the student returns to School, the following apply:

  • For absences which fall under the category with a limit of 114 absences, (or 164 absences in exceptional cases), regulations allow parents to excuse up to two (2) consecutive days and up to a total of ten (10) days for the academic year, otherwise medical documentation is required.
  • Absences exceeding 114 and up to 127 or 139 (G.P.O. < 15) may be excused by the parent/guardian (for a single day) or by medical documentation (for over one day).
  • Absences exceeding 164 and up to 183 or 200 (G.P.O. > 15) may only be excused by medical documentation from a Public Hospital or from a private physician.

The characterization of students’ attendance (as either “adequate” or “inadequate”), done by a Faculty Association Act on the last day of classes, is based on strict adherence to relevant Presidential Decrees and Ministry of Education regulations.