Seat Time Recovery

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Seat Time Deficiency School

Deficiency School Facts

What is deficiency school?   Deficiency school is a program for students who will earn a passing grade in a course but are in danger of failing because they have not met minimum state attendance requirements.  Clark allows students in one-credit semester-long classes to attend deficiency school for absences #6 - #9 that are not medically, legally or bereavement excused.  Students in year-long classes may attend deficiency school in May for absences #11 - #18.

Can all students regain lost credits by attending deficiency school?    No.  Deficiency school is limited to students who may earn a passing grade (60 or above) in a class and have no more than nine UNX, EXC or UPN absences in that class.  Students who have ten or more UNX, EXC or UPN absences in any first semester one-credit class would receive an FA (Failure due to Absences) as the final grade in the class.

What should students do if they have to attend deficiency school or are being denied credit due to excessive absences?  They should read the information provided by their administrators and immediately share that same information with their parents or guardians.  The deficiency school form given to students by their administrator will indicate the courses for which students will be required to serve time in deficiency school and/or the courses for which students are being denied credit.  If there are questions or concerns, the student, parent or guardian should contact the student’s administrator prior to the start of deficiency school on May 30, 2018.  All appeals should be submitted in writing to the Principal, Ms. Mahone, no later than May 25, 2018.

Seat Time Deficiency School Schedule


Thursday, April 26                                 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 28                                  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 1                                       3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 3                                     3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 5                                      9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8                                       3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 10                                  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 12                                   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15                                    3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 17                                  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 19                                   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 22                                     3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 24                                  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Each excessive absence that is made up will equal one hour of deficiency school.
Per Ms Mahone seat time is FREE this semester! The first 24 students to sign up for seat time will be eligible to attend. Students who fail to stay for their seat time slots will forfeit future seat time slots. Teachers must certify that students qualify for seat time under the following conditions:


Rules, Procedures and Consequences


1.  Students are not allowed to talk to each other during deficiency school.

2.  Students are not allowed to eat or drink in deficiency school.

3.  Students must remain in their assigned seats.

4.  Students must bring paper and pencils/pens to each session.

5.  Students must complete all assignments specified by deficiency school monitors.

6.  Students must remain attentive and follow all directives given by monitors.

7.  Bathroom breaks and snack breaks will be given every hour.  These breaks are approximately five minutes long and students must be back in their assigned seats at the designated times.

8.  Students are not allowed to leave the building during breaks.

9.  All school rules (i.e. dress code, behavior policies) also apply during deficiency school sessions.

10.  If a student will be spending more than three hours in deficiency school during the Saturday session, he/she may bring a bag lunch to eat at the designated time.  Vending machines may also be used.


1. Warning – A general warning will be issued to all students at the beginning of each session.  Once this warning has been issued, any other infractions will

result in either extra time or dismissal from deficiency school.

2.  Dismissal – Any student who fails to correct his/her behavior following the issuance of the aforementioned consequences will be dismissed from the deficiency school setting.  Gross disrespect of rules or individuals will result in immediate dismissal.