Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School "...Where students excel and achieve their potential. My mother would be very pleased with their performance." - Dr. Baxter

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Student success has a direct correlation with consistent and punctual attendance in class and school related events. Students with good attendance records achieve higher grades, enjoy school more, are more successful in their pursuit of higher education, and are more employable after graduation. Alliance schools strive to achieve at least a 95% attendance rate each month and for the year.

California law states that every student shall attend school punctually and regularly and conform to the regulations of the school. It is ACRPS policy that students attend class regularly; that work missed because of school related activities or illness must be promptly made-up; that truancy is unacceptable; and that other absences approved by the parent be minimized or avoided whenever possible.

The attendance/tardy policy for Baxter High School students is as follows:
  • Maximum of 4 absences per semester
  • 3 tardies = 1 absence
  • Exceeding the permitted number of absences will result in required detentions during Lunch and Nutrition. Failure to attend detentions will result in alternative consequences, such as parent supervision at school for an entire day, community service, parent conferences, or other appropriate consequences.