Evening Among the Stars - Recognition of Stellar Attendance

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  • 23/24: Stellar Students and Best in Best-in-Class students are invited to participate in the "Evening Among the Stars" event being held at Everglades HS on May 8, 2024, from 6-8 PM.  

    Students and families have been contacted by organizers.

    • Elementary school students will be recognized in 5th grade for best attendance from K-5.
    • Middle school students will be recognized in 8th grade for best attendance for grades 6-8.
    • High school students will be recognized in 12th grade for best attendance from grade 9-12.
    • Best in Class” – High School senior(s) with the best attendance from K-12.

    The District Attendance Committee is comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, students, support professionals, and community partners. The committee developed criteria for this District-wide attendance recognition event in 2011. The committee recognizes the highest level of commitment by students and parents for each school level from over 200 public schools within Broward County. The committee encourages school-based incentives for improved attendance and outstanding attendance.

    Criteria for Student Recognition at “Evening Among the Stars”

    1. Students are continuously enrolled in Broward County Public Schools from K-12 in a non-charter school.
    2. Attendance is not counted for students who have attended a private school or any other public school outside Broward County. Those years cannot be counted toward this attendance recognition.
    3. Attendance is not counted or reported during the time the student is enrolled in a Florida Home Education Program. Those years cannot be counted toward this attendance recognition.
    4. A student who submits satisfactory documentation regarding absences due to the observance of a religious holiday, or because the tenets of that student’s religion forbid secular activity, should not be disqualified from the attendance recognition/awards/incentives at the district level for those excused absences.
    5. Best attendance recognition is for school levels including K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Combination schools will be recognized at each level. (Children in a K-8 center will be recognized for attendance in K-5 and 6-8.)
    6. Data for District eligibility is compiled at the completion of the 3rd marking period for the school year of the recognition (grades 5, 8, and 12).
  • For exceptions not meeting the listed criteria for “Best in Class,” the District Attendance Committee may consider students on a case-by-case basis. The parent or guardian should contact the Coordinator for District Attendance to initiate a panel review before April 25, 2024, of the child’s senior year. Send your request for a hearing to ascellia.arenas@browardschools.com

Contact Information

  • BCPS Attendance Office

    1400 NW 14th Court

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1623

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    Ascellia M. Arenas

    Coordinator, District Attendance