The Law- The only valid reasons for absences from school are: personal illness, serious illness in the family, death in the immediate family, or observances of established religious holidays.

The Louisiana Compulsory Attendance Law is contained in Act 109 of the Legislature, paragraph 226 of Louisiana Law. It further states that persons who habitually violate this compulsory attendance law will be prosecuted by the courts. (Prosecution will normally include parents, as well as children and will be 

preceded by sufficient notification.)  The penalty for habitual violations ranges from fines to actual jailing of parents and placing students in correctional facilities

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, at its regular meeting on July 28, 1993, adopted new attendance requirements for students attending public schools. The requirements are now in effect, and are stated here.

In order to be eligible to receive grades, high school students shall be in attendance a minimum of eighty-three (83) days per semester. Elementary students shall be in attendance for one hundred sixty seven (167) days per year.  The days absent for elementary and secondary students shall include excused absences, and suspensions.

Students shall be considered excused from school for personal illness, serious illness in the family, death in the family (not to exceed one week), or for recognized religious holidays of the student’s own faith and shall be given the opportunity to make up the work missed

Students shall not be excused from any absences other than those listed and shall be given failing grades in those subjects for those days missed, with no make-up work allowed.

Students missing school as a result of suspension shall be assigned school work missed and may receive up to fifty percent (50%) credit for such work if it is completed satisfactorily and timely as determined by the principal, upon the recommendation of the student's teacher. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work.

The only exception to the attendance regulation shall be the delineated extenuating circumstances that are verified by the principal or designee. Extenuating circumstances are as follows:

1. Extended personal physical or emotional illness as verified by a physician.

2. Extended hospital stay as verified by a physician.

3. Extended recuperation after an accident as verified by a physician.

4. Extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician.

5. Prior school system approved travel for education.

6. Death in the family (not to exceed one week).

7. Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.

Procedure - Students returning to school after an absence are to obtain an admit slip from the office at the beginning of the school day. A student will be expected to bring a note from one of his parents stating the reason for the absence. Anyone failing to have this note will be dealt with in a manner prescribed by the 




Dear Students and Parents,


Your child uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you and your child can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you and AVERY to share information about AVERY's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. 


Home Connect only allows practice on Accelerated Math as Accelerated Reader is limited to use at school.


If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book. 

If you have questions about Renaissance Home Connect or what your child's login is, please call your student's school. Thank you.


Use the link below to access Home Connect.


Home Connect for Accelerated Math




To register to take a CLEP test at the Vernon Parish Technology Center, please follow the steps below.

1)  Register with VPSB to see if there is space on a particular testing session. (Link Below)

VPSB Site to Reserve a Testing Spot

2)  When you receive a return email from VPSB confirming that there is space, you can then register on the CLEP site. (Link Below)


 CLEP Website to Register for Test

Day of the TEST:


Arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled testing time.


Have your Ticket and Photo ID.


Prohibited Items:


Use of the following items in the testing room is strictly prohibited unless an approved exception has been specified by CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558 or (212) 237-1331.


Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for those tests that require calculator use)


Listening devices including, but not limited to cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, mp3 player)


Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back content, through such means as digital cameras or video cameras


Food, beverages, or tobacco products


Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)


Calculator watches


Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras


Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials 


Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided by the center). If the candidate has a paper copy of his/her CLEP Exam Registration Ticket, it must be put away with other prohibited items and not taken into the testing room.


Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers


Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils


Copying devices


Transmission or receiving devices


Mechanical pencils or any type of pen


Nonmedical electronic devices (laptop computers, digital assistants)


Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device


Candidate-provided keyboards


Any other unauthorized testing aids


Any weapons, firearms or other items prohibited by law or test center/campus safety and security policies Backpacks, fanny packs, briefcases, bags, purses, wallets, outdoor wear, and any other personal items should be kept in a car.


Candidates arriving at the test center with prohibited items will be told that they cannot bring them into the testing room.


Test center administrators will not accept responsibility for holding or safeguarding candidates’ personal possessions.


Anyone found using prohibited items during the administration will be dismissed from the examination. Detected devices will be checked for test content before dismissing the candidate. I


Items Allowed in the Testing Room


Personal identification, including photo ID


Official CLEP scratch paper provided by the test center at the time of testing


Pencil (nonmechanical)


Headphones for the world language exams


Devices permitted as authorized testing accommodations for candidates with disabilities