SEMESTER EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY
Semester-long courses will have a midterm exam (at the end of the first 9 weeks period) and a final exam (at the end of the semester). Students can be exempt from the final exam only if they meet the exemption criteria below.
Year-long courses will have a midterm exam and final exam (at the end of each semester). Students can be exempt from the midterm exam and final exam if they meet the exemption criteria below.
Average and Attendance Exemption Criteria
If by the class before the exam a student has:
- an A average and no more than 3 days absent
- a B average and no more than 2 days absent
- a C average and 1 day absent or
- a D with 0 absences
the student will be exempt from the semester exam.
Exam exemption is based on each semester's attendance and grade average.
On the 5th tardy to any class each semester, the student will be required to take the exam.
Excused absences DO count towards having to take semester exams.
Field Trips are counted as regular school days.
Students will have the option of taking the semester exam if they wish to improve their grade even if they meet the exemption criteria. If they choose to take the exam and it lowers their grade, it will not be counted against them.
Students in Honors and Early Postsecondary Opportunity (EPSO) classes (such as AP, DE, IB, LDC, and SDC) will continue to take comprehensive exams both semesters but will be exempt from attendance on scheduled exam days if they meet the exemption policy criteria.