Class Absence Policy
Valuable instructional time is lost when a student misses class for any reason. However, we understand some class absences may be unavoidable.
Students may miss a maximum of three classes per course each term, regardless of the reason for the absence (illness, school trip, leave). Culver will likely not approve any absence if a student has accrued three missed classes in one term.
UNAPPROVED Absences on NON Black Out Dates
Classroom teachers will reflect all unapproved absences in students' PROCESS grades.
UNAPPROVED Absences on Black Out Dates
Unapproved absences on Black Out Dates have significant consequences.
- Students will receive a 50% (failing grade) for all PERFORMANCE assessments missed on a Black Out Date.
- Students will not be allowed to reschedule the PERFORMANCE assessment (i.e. quiz, projects, tests, research papers, etc.)
- The absence will also be reflected in a lower PROCESS grade.
Leaves that are discretionary, meaning that another date might have been chosen, will not be approved on blackout dates.
BLACKOUT Dates for 2020-2021
- November 23 - December 9, 2020
- March 18-19, 2021
- June 2-3, 2021
BLACKOUT Dates for 2021-2022 (Tentative)
- October 22, 2021
- November 19, 2021
- December 17, 2021
- March 24, 2022
- June 1-2, 2022
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as these dates are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Class Absence due to Illness or emergency
A student may be required to spend supplemental time with the instructor in addition to completing the work that was missed during the absence. Counselors will communicate via email with the Registrar, Dean of Girls/Commandant of Cadets and Teachers when a student misses two or more consecutive days of classes due to illness. Medical leaves must be approved through the Health Center, who in turn will notify the Director of Academic Advising.
Class Absence due to School Sponsored Activities
Students are responsible to notify their instructors of a class absence at least three calendar days in advance. A student may be required to spend supplemental time with the instructor in addition to completing the work that was missed during the absence.