Attendance and 2nd Chance Policy

 McLain Community High School

Eligibility Criteria


Choosing McLain Community High School

Jefferson County Public Schools is committed to providing a variety of learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of students.  McLain Community High School provides Alternative Education Campus (AEC) eligible students a choice to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school.  Regular school attendance is the most reliable indicator of student success at McLain, so students must satisfy the school-specific eligibility requirements for attendance and academic performance.  Students who fail to satisfy these eligibility requirements shall be placed in Second Chance (or probation) and given an opportunity to be successful in the program.  If a student is unable to achieve success, they will meet with administration to determine other educational opportunities.


Attendance Requirements

As a condition of continued enrollment, McLain students shall maintain “regular school attendance” which means four or fewer unexcused absences per hexter.  Consistent with District policy, absences from McLain shall be unexcused unless they fall within one of the excused-absence exceptions set forth in District Policy JH and McLain receives suitable proof that the absence is excused, including, but not limited to, a doctor’s note or court order. 


A student’s placement in Second Chance will occur at the conclusion of the hexter for the next hexter.  The student must meet all the requirements of Second Chance the following hexter to return to a regular schedule at McLain.

Students must attend all classes at their designated time, for instance, Monday-Friday students should be in their 1st period class every day at 8:00 or they will be marked tardy. Three (3) tardies = one (1) absence.


Academic Probation

As a condition of continued enrollment, McLain students shall attain a passing grade, specific to their program, in each of the classes they complete. If a student fails two or more classes in one hexter, they will be placed on Academic Probation for the next hexter.  Any student who does not pass ALL classes during their hexter of Academic Probation will be placed in Second Chance the next hexter. They may also be given the opportunity to attend a study skills class.


Work Opportunity

All students in Second Chance are eligible and encouraged to be employed and enroll in McLain’s On-the-Job Experience (OJE) program to earn elective credit.  For every 100 hours worked, students earn a .25 elective credit.


Dis-Enrollment from McLain Community High School

If a student does not fulfill the requirements while in Second Chance, they will meet with administration to determine other educational opportunities.


Communicating Academic Progress

A student’s progress is available online 24/7. The final grade and number of credits earned will be calculated the last day of the hexter. 

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