Chronic Absenteeism

Green Street Academy would like to remind parents, guardians, and scholars that ATTENDANCE MATTERS. Getting to school on time and staying in school is very important to your scholar’s success not only as a student but also as a young adult. In addition, higher attendance rates increase the chances for your scholar to graduate on time.

What is Chronic Absenteeism? Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent or more of the school year.  At the end of the year, this is 18 or more days missed.  However, a student can also be considered chronically absent if they miss nine or more days half way through the school year.

Why Does it Matter? Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Missing 10% of school (1 or 2 days every few weeks) can make it harder to:

  • Build reading and math skills.
  • Strengthen peer relationships.
  • Pass Classes
  • Develop good attendance habits.

Questions or Concerns Regarding Chronic Absenteeism? Green Street Academy has both the resources and staff to help address chronic absenteeism.  Please reach out to Ms. Silva at 443-642-2068 if you have questions or concerns.