It’s a fact – research proves it – attendance rates for freshman students are better predictors of graduation rates, compared to their 8th grades test scores! Encouraging students to get to, and stay in school needs to be a priority for schools staff and caregivers alike. One way to do this is to engage teens in tracking their own attendance. Among middle and high school students, it is important to empower students to develop their own strategies for getting to school and to monitor when absences add up.

Below are links to information and research on the critical role attendance plays in a high school student’s academic success and graduation, and some strategies on how to prevent absenteeism:

Importance of Freshman attendance

Attendance flyer

Source: Teens and Their Families – Attendance Works