What is the attendance policy?
As an online public school, Agora Cyber Charter School is required to monitor student attendance in accordance with all applicable statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Agora teachers and administrators monitor student attendance daily. Students are required to follow the school calendar, which includes a minimum of 180 school days. Attendance only occurs on “school days” as listed on the school calendar. Agora will identify the best learning path, either Synchronous or Asynchronous, for each student’s academic success. Synchronous students are expected to attend all assigned sessions scheduled each school day. Students working asynchronously will be responsible for completing lessons from their daily schedules each school day. All students begin as synchronous learners.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. If a student skips a day during the week, he or she will be marked absent. Vacation is not an approved reason for absence in the state of Pennsylvania. Parents can apply for "Educational Leaves of Absence" during the school year. Requests must be submitted to the Principal 10 days prior to the absence. Leave will be approved based upon consistent student progress and attendance. No educational leave will be granted in any of the testing windows for state mandated testing.