How to Meet Attendance RequirementsQDA recommends that students work around one hour per subject per school day*. This ensures that students meet attendance requirements and progress through their courses in a timely manner. However, students may opt to work in specific subject areas if they choose as long as they meet the attendance goals below.
To ensure students meet attendance requirements, QDA recommends the following goals:
- Students should have 5.1 hours of documented time per school day.
- Students should have 25.5 hours of documented time per week.
- Students should have 460 hours of documented time by the end of the first semester.
- Students should have 920 total hours by the last day of school (if enrolled on the first day of school).
Student attendance is automatically documented when logged into coursework, but students may document their "offline" time by using the Student Information System Attendance System. Some examples of offline attendance can include any of the following items as long as the student is not signed into their coursework:
- Reading lesson material in a textbook.
- Completing math workbook or practice problems.
- Reading a novel for English Language Arts.
- Doing a science experience.
- Conducting library research for an assignment.
- Conducting Internet research for an assignment.
- Composing an essay or written response in a Word Processor.
- Watching an educational video related to the lesson material.
- Graphic Design Project.
Students must enter the start time of their offline activity and a description in the comment box. Failure to follow these directions may cause the time to be excluded. For additional information, please contact your Instructional Supervisor.
Directions for documenting time can be found below.
How to Document Offline Attendance within Maestro
*Working one hour per class is recommended for students that are enrolled in at least five classes. Students that are taking vocational classes or in the College Credit Plus program may have different attendance requirements. Please contact your Instructional Supervisor for additional information.