School attendance is important because it underscores the significance of learning and the importance of obtaining an education. In addition, a focus on regular attendance helps students develop good work habits that will carry over in life. Good attendance also correlates strongly with improved grades. Recent state laws also have tied school attendance to students' ability to gain and keep a driver's licenses.
The responsibility of school attendance is that of both parents and students. By state law, attendance in a public school, private school, or home school program is required for children between their sixth and sixteenth birthdays.
Learn more about Gwinnett County Public Schools' attendance protocol.
For more on attendance, review the district's Student-Parent Handbook.
If you have questions about school attendance, contact your local school. Working together, we can ensure students are in school and ready to learn!