9 Step Be In School Every Day Attendance is the #1 Success Factor Good attendance will not guarantee you good grades. If you have poor attendance, however, you are pretty much guaranteed to get poor grades. To succeed in high school, you must have good attendance. Whenyoumissschool,youmisslectures,notes,classdiscussions, homework explanations, assignments, quizzes, and tests. It doesn’t matter how good you are about making up your work, you can never make up everything you miss, even if you’re absent for only a day. Unless you have an extended ill- ness or a medical condition, you shouldn’t miss more than a few days of school a year. If you are absent from school... If you must be absent, remember that you are respon- sible for finding out what you missed and for getting the work made up. You are also responsible for arrang- ing to make up any quizzes or tests. See each of your teachers before or after class to find out what you missed. Once you know what you need to do, get everything made up as soon as possible. If you know in advance that you’re going to be absent, try to get assignments ahead of time. “If you miss school, you will definitely get behind. The smartest kid I know only has a 2.5 grade point average because of all the school he’s missed.” Jasmine “I try never to miss school. It’s such a pain to make things up.” Greg 3