Sec. 25.085. Compulsory Attendance Requirements, Texas Education Code
The Texas Education Code requires all children between 6 years old and up to their 19th birthday (unless the student has graduated) to be enrolled in school. If a student is younger than 6 years old but has been previously enrolled in school; they are subject to the same attendance requirements as all other students. Please refer to the link for the complete statute.
(a) A child who is required to attend school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided.
(b) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a child who is at least six years of age, or who is younger than six years of age and has previously been enrolled in first grade, and who has not yet reached the child’s 19th birthday shall attend school.
(c) On enrollment in prekindergarten or kindergarten, a child shall attend school.
(d) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a student enrolled in a school district must attend:
(1) an extended-year program for which the student is eligible that is provided by the district for students identified as likely not to be promoted to the next grade level or tutorial classes required by the district under Section 29.084;
(2) an accelerated reading instruction program to which the student is assigned under Section 28.006(g);
(3) an accelerated instruction program to which the student is assigned under Section 28.0211;
(4) a basic skills program to which the student is assigned under Section 29.086; or
(5) a summer program provided under Section 37.008(l) or Section 37.021.