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217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Heartland Technical Academy Work Ethics Policy

20% of a student’s grade will be based on work ethics.
A key component of our program at the Decatur Area Technical Academy is to develop positive work ethics which incorporate desirable workplace qualities. Ten percent of a student’s grade will be based on the following:

  • Daily class participation
  • Following directions
  • Proper attitude, such as showing respect and being polite
  • Willingness to learn
  • Appropriate interpersonal relationships
  • Following appropriate safety procedures
  • Proper dress as determined by program
  • Taking responsibility
  • Honesty

Excellent attendance and punctuality are crucial for student success in their program as well as in the workplace. Ten percent of a student’s grade will be based on attendance and punctuality.  Each day a student is absent or tardy, a parent/guardian must call the Tech Academy (872-4051) or the student may bring a note to the Attendance Office on his/her first day back. Failure to report an absence or tardy within 2 days will result in the absence or tardy being unexcused.
 Work Ethics points will make up 20% of the student’s final grade.  Instructors will update these points on a biweekly basis. 

  • Students must be present to earn Work Ethics points.  

 

  • In cases of unexcused absences, students will receive a zero for their daily Work Ethics grade. 

 

  • In cases of excused absences, students will have the opportunity to earn daily Work Ethics points by completing an alternative assignment.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the alternative assignment from the instructor.  The time allotted to complete and turn in this assignment will begin on the student’s first day back from their excused absence and be equivalent to the number of days absent.  For example, if a student is excused absent on Tuesday, returns to class on Wednesday, then the alternative assignment will be due on Thursday. 

 
Each day a student is absent or tardy, a parent/guardian must call the Tech Academy (872-4051) or the student may bring a note to the Attendance Office on his/her first day back.  Failure to report an absence or tardy within 2 days will result in the absence or tardy being unexcused
 
 
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