ATTENDANCE

 

MDO follows the district’s policy on attendance.  A MDO student who has attained the age of 6 years is required to attend school regularly during the entire school term according to Compulsory School Attendance F.S. 1003.21.  Student attendance must be verified by the school district; therefore, students are expected to login every school day and complete the appropriate work for each class.

Attendance record keeping is provided to MDO by the provider, who must maintain an auditable management system that records the student participation in the virtual instruction.  Attendance may be recorded using the number of days a student receives instruction through a virtual program.  MDO must report days present and days absent annually.  There are 180 days of attendance required.

Official school attendance is determined by the information collected by the provider and reported to the district on a semester basis.  For students present fewer than the total number of days in the semester, the absences are recorded beginning with the last day of the semester. The district enters the information in the district’s ISIS.

Only absences as specified in the Student Attendance Reporting Procedures PK-12 Handbook may be recorded as excused.  The school may use disciplinary actions for excessive absences including being placed on probation, reported to the Federal and State Compliance Office for truancy, and withdrawal to the student’s boundary school.

Due to the nature of virtual instruction, MDO students are not confined to attend school or access their course work at a specific time of the day.  Therefore, the parent/guardian should monitor their student’s daily online clocked hours, the daily schedules, assignments, quizzes and tests to assure their student does not fall behind during the semester.  The student’s work should match the attendance.  If they do not match, the school will have the authority to remove the attendance and begin the Truancy process. The Miami-Dade County Public School semester dates are the official end of the terms.  Extensions and make-up work after the end of the semester date are not acceptable. 

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Miami-Dade Online (MDO) Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public School offering students a comprehensive K-12 full-time virtual educational program providing, anytime, anywhere learning. This virtual and interactive learning environment is student-centered and academically individualized to build educational capacity. We service a diverse population of learners. This approach encourages students to be self-directed and take charge of their education. MDO Academy uses technology to maximize learning and ultimately empowers students to positively impact their world and become responsible citizens. divider What's Next
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will open in March 6, 2017. Interested parents should review the Miami-Dade Online Academy’s Website for eligibility, parent commitment, and school policies. For additional questions, please contact the school at 305-995-2831.