I ended up compiling a permission slip of sorts. It basically states what anime is, what manga is, what cosplay is, and what Acen is. It then goes on to say that you're requesting friday off to participate in an "educational and culturally rich" experience.
Basically, it's asking your school to treat Anime Central like a Field Trip, excused absence.
Something to know is that, when I approached my school with it, they told me I needed a teacher's signature. Kind of to prove that this trip might actually help me advance in a particular career field. So, if you have any art or business teachers you're cool with, that would be a good place to go.
They also told me that it would take one of my college visit days. Juniors and Seniors at my school get two of those per year. If your school doesn't offer anything like that, I'm not sure how the officials will react to the proposition. BUT it's always worth a chance.
If you want the original document, just give em your email and I'll send it to you.
EDIT: After talking to one of the higher-ups, I was told that the use of the Acen logo isn't... Uhm... Right.
If, in anyway, I have violated any rules here, I'm very sorry. I'm also not sure if this is in the right place. Just trying to be helpful. ^^;
I hope this comes in handy for someone.
UPDATE: I got the day off. Completely excused. Needless to say, I'm quite happy about this. Woo!
This post has been edited by otakootie: 11 April 2012 - 11:24 AM