TEC Sec. 25.085. (a) A child who is required to attend school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided. (b) Unless specifically exempted by TEC Sec. 25.086, a child who is at least six years of age, or younger than six years of age and has previously been enrolled in first grade, and who has not yet reached the child’s 19th birthday shall attend school. (c) On enrollment in prekindergarten or kindergarten, a child shall attend school. (d) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a student enrolled in a school district must attend: (1) an extended-year program for which the student is eligible that is provided by the district for students identified as likely not to be promoted to the next grade level or tutorial classes required by the district under Section 29.084; (2) an accelerated reading instruction program to which the student is assigned under Section 28.006(g); (3) an accelerated instruction program to which the student is assigned under Section 28.0211; (4) a basic skills program to which the student is assigned under Section 29.086; or (5) a summer program provided under Section 37.008(l) or Section 37.021. (e) A person who voluntarily enrolls in school or voluntarily attends school after the person's 19th birthday shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is offered. A school district may revoke for the remainder of the school year the enrollment of a person who has more than five absences in a semester that are not excused under Section 25.087. A person whose enrollment is revoked under this subsection may be considered an unauthorized person on school district grounds for purposes of Section 37.107.
A student absent without permission from any scheduled or assigned class; required special programs, such as additional special instruction (termed “accelerated instruction” by the state); or required tutorials will be considered in violation of the compulsory attendance law.
Students who arrive to class ten (10) minutes after the start of class will be counted absent for that class period. Advantage Academy and each teacher are required to record all absences.