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Regular attendance at Independence Academy is critical to academic and social-emotional success. Students who are not in class will not succeed. It is expected that all students attend school unless there is an illness or family emergency.

Please contact the attendance line at 720-972-8276 by 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence. (Student Attendance Supt. Policy 5020)

If a student’s pattern or volume of absences are adversely affecting his/her academic success, the following can occur:

  1. Parent and student meet with the director and service coordinator to develop an attendance contract.
  2. If the attendance contract is violated the student could be referred to the Truancy Reduction program and then Adams County Court.
  3. In extreme cases, social services may be contacted concerning educational neglect.


Students are responsible for any class work missed due to any absence. It is the student’s responsibility to request the required makeup work from the teachers. It is the student’s responsibility to turn in their work in a timely manner. Providing work for extended absences will be reviewed on anindividual basis.