A student who misses more than nine days within a semester will not receive a passing grade for the semester in accordance with Florida Statute unless:
a. Absences are for the observation of religious holidays, in which students may request prior approval to be absent from school for personal and family observance.
b. Absences are due to court appearances.
c. Absences are due to a doctor and/or medical physician visit. The physician must provide the school with written verification of when the visit occurred and for how long the absence from school is permitted.
d. Absences are for an approved school activity.
Note: A student must be in attendance a minimum of four (4) hours of instructional time to be considered present for that day. On the day of a school event, students must be in attendance a minimum of four (4) hours in order to participate in extra-curricular activities. A student must be in class for 30 minutes in order to be counted present for that class.