It is essential for students to attend school daily in order to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to be college- and career-ready. Parents, guardians and students are all responsible for making sure students are on time and ready to learn.
School attendance is required by state law for students up to age 17 (Colorado School Attendance Law – C.R.S. 22-33-101 et seq.).
Students must attend a minimum number of hours of school in order to comply with the law. These minimum requirements are:
- 1,056 hours in middle and high school; and
- 968 hours in elementary school.
Below is an overview of the different types of absences.