Attendance and Promotion

Attendance Guidelines



Esperanza Cyber is very focused on fostering a learning environment that supports student progress. However, by law, the student needs to attend school and the school needs to know when the student is present or absent.

Here are the guidelines used to determine attendance:

If a student attends the scheduled live lesson, the student is counted as present.

If the student does not attend the live lesson, but logs into Blackboard to complete work on that same day, the student is counted as present.

If a student does not attend a live lesson and does not log into Blackboard on any given day the student's attendance is marked as an "unexcused" absent day.

A parent or guardian can call the Learning Center to report an absence for their child. The absence will then be counted as an "excused" absent day.

After a third unexcused absence is recorded the student will be considered truant.

For additional information on attendance and truancy, refer to the Parent Student Handbooks, pages 24-25.


Promotion Guidelines



Students are promoted or retained in each grade based on passed courses and earned credits. Summer school is available for students who need to complete coursework in order to be promoted to the next grade level in the subsequent school year.

To be promoted to the next grade students enrolled in grades 6-8 must:

Pass reading and math classes with a grade of 70% or higher
Score basic or higher in math and reading benchmarks
Earn a grade of "C" or better in social studies and science courses
Have less than or equal to ten absent days

Students in high school are promoted to the next grade level based on credits earned:

To be promoted to 10th grade a student must earn eight credits in 9th grade.
To be promoted to the 11th grade a student must earn six credits in 10th grade
To be promoted to the 12th grade a student must earn six credits in 11th grade
To complete the 12th grade year five credits are needed.

In order to graduate a student must have earned a total of 25 credits, show proficiency on the Keystone Literature, Algebra 1, and Biology exams, AND complete the community service requirement.

For transfer students, a thorough evaluation of prior transcripts is conducted in order to provide the best educational plan for the student that maintains a realistic graduation plan.

For more information on promotion and retention requirements, refer to the Parent Student Handbook, pages 13-14.

For more information on graduation requirements, refer to the Parent Student Handbook, pages 12.