One of the keys to student success is being in the classroom each and every day. As such, the State of Texas has in place laws (Texas Education Code and Texas Family Code) that require a student be in attendance each school day for the entire time instruction is provided. Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Two state laws, one dealing with compulsory attendance, the other with attendance for course credit, are of special interest to students and parents.