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Prior Approval for Student Educational Opportunity

According to North Carolina State Law for School Attendance and Accounting, in order for students to receive an excused absence for any trip, the following criteria must be met:
1 - Prior notification of intended travel must be given to the school office.
2 - Demonstration that the purpose of the absence is for educational opportunity. (Teacher will assign required proof.)

Examples of Proof of Educational Value:
a. Daily journal entries
b. Report on specific activity, pictures, pamphlets, etc.
c. Artwork
d. Charts, graphs, etc.
e. Weather data
f. Other teacher suggested activities

In keeping with this law, please use this form if your child will be absent for a trip. Students can be eligible for one trip per year for a maximum of 5 days excused. Submit this form at least 10 days prior to the trip and return the required proof of educational value within 2 days of your return. This form and requirements must be completed in a timely manner, and a student must not have accumulated more than 9 prior absences in order for the trip to be excused. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Anthony Davis
Click on the link below to fill out the Google Form requesting an excused absence for an educational opportunity.