When you're a student, you may receive detention from time to time for infractions committed. Teachers assign detention for a variety of reasons, including tardiness, bad behavior and missed assignments. If you do get detention, you may want to figure out a way to skip it.

Defend your actions. You may have received detention from a teacher or aide unfairly. If you feel you should not have to go, speak to one of the administrative officers to tell your side of the story.

Make up an excuse. You'll want to make it a good one, if you really want to get out of it. You could say someone's sick at home or you have a doctor's appointment you can't miss.

Show up and then sneak out. If your detention's in a group setting, you may have the ability to sign in and then sneak out once the teacher or aide looks away.

Enlist your parents' help. If you have laidback parents, they may be willing to help you get out of detention. See if they'll call the school and give reasons for why you shouldn't have detention. If your parents refuse, you can try to have a friend disguise her voice and call.