Research indicates that attending class every day and coming to school on time will carry over to the workplace. According to the Parent Institute, “Seventy eight percent of those who end up in prison had a first arrest for school truancy. Missing too many classes is often the first step toward dropping out of school.” It is evident that students who drop out of high school have a very high rate of unemployment.
Regular attendance in school correlates to students’ high academic achievement, and improved standardized test scores. It is often mentioned that eighty percent of success is just showing up. Alabama’s school year consists of 180 student attendance days or 1040 hours.
Optimism fills the hallways of schools in Alabama. Our students are like apples and oranges. They are all sweet in different ways. There is not a lemon in the entire crop. Moreover, children who have a positive attitude tend to love learning, and they do better in school. Educators anticipate a great school year ahead.
Selma City Schools