What is 6-cess?
Chronic absenteeism - or missing at least 10 percent of school days in a school year for any reason, excused or unexcused - is a primary cause of low academic achievement and a powerful predictor of those students who may eventually drop out of school. An estimated five to seven and a half million students miss 18 or more days of school each year, or nearly and entire month or more of school, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind academically and failing to graduate from high school. Because they miss so much school, millions of young people miss out on opportunities in post-secondary education and good careers.
6-cess was created to address the number of absences the students and staff have throughout the year. Our hope is to draw attention to this important issue and work on improving the attendance of our students and staff. Students cannot learn when they are not in school and students can not learn if the teacher or staff is not present to work with them.
Our main goal is to reduce absenteeism and increase success in academics.