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Partnering with Critical Exposure allowed us to further develop the creative skills of the students and utilize those skills to provide greater context to the issues.
Students explored the effectiveness of their attendance policy. This policy states that if a student is more than one hour late, they are counted as absent for the entire day. Students demanded that they should be counted as present if they are present for three or more classes during the day.
They brainstormed reasons why they come late and why other students might be coming late and used this data to create a survey. 106 of 118 students surveyed agreed with the demand to change the attendance policy. Students met with their principal to disucss these changes and she is taking it up with the Charter School Board.