Strive for <5 is the new language used in Hoffman Estates High School to communicate expectations in regards to attendance to students, staff and the community. Research shows students who have more than 10 absences a year struggle with academics and may not graduate on time. As a school community we have decided to set a clearly defined expectations for our students and staff. The expectation for less than five absences is also in line with student expectations for Harper Promise. It is our belief that students who have less than five absences will see the greatest overall success here at HEHS.