Regular school attendance is a necessary prerequisite to optimal educational success. When you are absent from class, you are NOT excused from any classwork, homework or tests you may have missed. It is your responsibility to make up all work missed in a timely manner. 

Students who attend all classes regularly and punctually contribute to a school climate which is conducive to learning for all. Students are also accountable for every minute of every class. Students are expected to arrive at each class, be seated, and be ready for instruction prior to the sounding of the late bell.

If it becomes necessary for a student to be excused, the teacher will give the student a pass, which must be carried at all, times. Every student is required to sign in/out and record the time of exit/return in the late log whenever he/she leaves the classroom. Use of the hall pass is restricted to one student at a time. If it is necessary for a student to visit the nurse’s office he/she must go to the Main Office to obtain a pass to the Nurse.

All absences are counted including:

  • Legal absences (illness, religious holidays, or death in the family)
  • Illegal absence (all other reasons)
  • Truancy (reason not given or parents do not excuse absence)
  • Cuts


122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY



Grades: 09,10,11,12,SE

School LeaderAsia Burnett, I.A. Principal