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    Senior Semester Exam Exemptions

    Only seniors are eligible for semester exam exemptions. Requirements for exemptions are as follows:

    • Grade averages for exemptions are based on the 2nd 9 weeks average of each course taken during the Fall or Spring Semester. For 9 weeks courses, take the 9 week average.
    • Attendance for exam exemptions for semester long courses is based on the 18-week attendance period for the Fall or Spring Semester.

    For the purpose of counting absences the following will apply:

    • All absences are counted per class period whether excused or unexcused. These absences include medical issues, prearranged absences, family emergencies, etc. The following absences do not count against exemption status with proper documentation; partial day medical appts., (M in Skyward) court, (C in Skyward) college visits (Q, 2 days max. per school year), religious days ®, school-sponsored trips (S), Taps/Veterans Funeral, US Government papers regarding citizenship.
    • Any absence due to truancy, DAEP placement, JJAEP placement, suspension, or expulsion disqualifies a student for exemption. Three tardies count as one absence.
    • Seniors who qualify for exemption may choose to take the final exam.
    • Seniors will not have to attend the class period if they are exempt from that period for the 2ndand 4thgrading periods, but are required to attend classes the 1stand 3rdgrading periods.

    The following chart correlates grades, attendance and exemptions:

    9 weeks grade

    9 week Course Absences

    Exemption

    90 or above

    2

    Yes

    85 or above

    1

    Yes

    80 or above

    0

    Yes

    9 weeks grade

    18 week Course Absences

    Exemption

    90 or above

    3

    Yes

    85 or above

    2

    Yes

    80 or above

    1

    Yes