Should Seniors be Allowed to Skip School? Essay

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Graduation from high school is a rite of passage that signals passing from adolescence into the adult world. Life does not end after high school, but signals the beginning of many years as a contributing member of society. Many times, as part of this celebration, seniors have a tendency to skip classes and school days. School administrators frequently recommend that school boards adopt strict attendance policies for high school seniors. These policies limit their absences in the last month of school in order to be eligible for participation in graduation ceremonies. This policy statement will support greater leniency for requirements to participate in graduation ceremonies. School board members support the policy of enforcing …show more content…
Graduation from high school is a rite of passage that signals passing from adolescence into the adult world. Life does not end after high school, but signals the beginning of many years as a contributing member of society. Many times, as part of this celebration, seniors have a tendency to skip classes and school days. School administrators frequently recommend that school boards adopt strict attendance policies for high school seniors. These policies limit their absences in the last month of school in order to be eligible for participation in graduation ceremonies. This policy statement will support greater leniency for requirements to participate in graduation ceremonies. School board members support the policy of enforcing strict attendance policies in order to participate in graduation ceremonies based the viewpoint that it encourages seniors to attend school regularly and to act appropriately at the graduation exercises. This raises the question of what student has learned. If they have not learned appropriate behavior at formal ceremonies, it is doubtful that they will learn to do so in the last month of school.
At this point in their life, students have already passed their exams and met all of the other requirements for graduation. A strict policy on attendance during the last month of their endeavors is to negate the hard work that they have done up to this point. It is like saying to them, "You have worked hard and the school is proud of you, but
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