Recording Attendance at GPS Global Academy

  • In Arizona online schools, each student's attendance is based on how many total minutes they work on their coursework over the course of the school year. Arizona Revised Statute 15-808 and 15-901 set the required minutes for each grade level as:

    Grade Range Annual instructional hours required Annual instructional minutes required Average daily required minutes
    Kindergarten 356 21,360 119
    1st - 3rd grade 712 42,720 238
    4th - 8th grade 890 53,400 297
    9th - 12th grade 900 54,000 300

     GPS Global Academy requires students to complete the required number of minutes based on their grade level. Possible consequences for failing to keep up with the daily required minutes include reassignment to a brick and mortar campus, suspension, and retention.

    Please view the Global Academy Attendance Quick Guide for information on how attendance is tabulated, and watch the videos below to see how to submit your or your student's attendance.

    In addition, we have screenshot instructions for students and parents to learn how to submit their minutes.


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