Academic and social successes are significantly related to regular instruction and goal setting. OFLPCS provides a successful alternative to traditional classroom-based school programs to empower students to achieve academic and personal goals through the independent study program. The OFLPCS independent study program allows students flexibility in scheduling their academic program. Teachers work with the students to determine their courses and appointments. To be successful and remain in the program, students must meet the minimum requirements:
• Be responsible for attending two appointments each week
• Be responsible for working 4 to 6 hours every school day on the class assignments
• Be responsible for completing a minimum of one unit each week (one unit equals the assignments and assessments)
• Be responsible for attending all SGI class meetings and complete all required assignments
Teachers verify attendance based on student attendance sheets and completed assigned activities. It is necessary to verify the students’ progress. If the students fail to sign in on their attendance sheet and/or turn in the required assignments by the appropriate due date, the students will be counted as absent for that period. Illness and family emergencies are considered excused absences as in a traditional school or on a job.
Parents are required to call their student’s teacher prior to the absence. Students 18 and over must inform their teacher themselves. Lack of transportation is not an excused absence. It is the students’ responsibility to work out transportation. OFLPCS has 24-hour voice mail for messages. Students may call collect if necessary.
Duarte School Phone (626)303-2022
OFLPCS’s policy is to define truancy as failure to report to regular appointments and/or failure to complete the minimum assignments. Students failing to complete 100% of their assignments and/or verify attendance of at least 75% of their appointments will be considered truant and may be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn in accordance with the terms of the Master Agreement. Any student who has been truant for two consecutive months will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from the OFLPCS program.
The State of California mandates that students attend school and participate in all state standardized testing. It is the parents’/ guardians’ responsibility to see that their children attend school and participate in testing. OFLPCS teachers welcome the opportunity to speak with parents/guardians at any time regarding attendance and academic progress. OFLPCS offers a year round program where there are no traditional semesters. Student progress reports or grades are available upon request.