• Final Exam Exemption Policy

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

    • 18-Week Courses:  Grade averages for exemption is based on the 2nd 9-weeks average of each course taken during the Fall or Spring Semesters.  Attendance for exam exemption is based on an entire 18-week period for Fall and Spring.  Exempt seniors will not have to be present for exams.
    • 9-Week Courses:  Grade average for exemption is based on the 9-week average.  Attendance for exam exemption is based on that 9-week period.  Exempt seniors will be required to attend class on the day of the exam for the 1st and 3rd grading periods.  Students will not be required to attend class during the 2nd and 4th grading periods.

    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:  court, college visits (2 days maximum per school year), religious days, school-sponsored trips, Taps/Veterans Funeral, US Government papers regarding citizenship.
    • Any absence due to truancy, DAEP placement, JJAEP placement, suspension, or expulsion disqualifies a student for examption.  Three tardies count as one absence.
    • Senior who qualify for exemption may choose to take the final exam.

    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

     

    AP Exams:

    Regardless of the number of absences, and student (9th-12th) enrolled in an AP class during the Spring Term who takes the AP test and has at least an 85 average in the class will be exempt from the exam in that class.  Students who are exempt must attend school on the day of the exam.