The school year consists of 180 days. To receive credit, student must attend at least 170 days of each year, as well as meet the minimum requirements for each course. Accrued student absences may not exceed ten (10) days during the school year. The first ten (10) absences may be lawful, unlawful, or a combination. Any absence in excess of ten (10) may cause the student to lose credit for the year. Therefore, all absences after the 10th absence must be lawful.