Exam Exemption Information Fall 2017



GRADE LEVEL INSTRUCTIONS

Students in 9th and 10th Grades:

May be exempt from up to three non–EOC tested course exams per semester for classes in which they meet the following guidelines.

Students must:

  • have a semester average of 85 or above in that class.
  • have no more than two absences that semester from that class.
  • have no obligations.
  • be present on the exam days when attendance is taken.

Students will be required to take the first semester exams in the fall in all EOC subjects; however, they will not be required to take a spring semester final in EOC subjects.

Students in 11th Grade:

May be exempt from up to three non–EOC tested course exams per semester for classes in which they meet the guidelines.

Math and English classes–Students must:

  • be college ready based on the College Ready Standards (ACT, SAT, TSI).
  • have a semester average of 85 or above in that class.
  • have no more than two absences that semester from that class.
  • have no obligations.
  • be present on the exam days when attendance is taken.

All other classes–Students must:

  • have a semester average of 85 or above in that class.
  • have no more than two absences that semester from that class.
  • have no obligations.
  • be present on the exam days when attendance is taken.

Students will be required to take the first semester exams in the fall in all EOC subjects; however, they will not be required to take a spring semester final in EOC subjects.

Juniors may have up to four absences when two absences are the absences allowed for visiting colleges and universities. Only two days for college visits are allowed per school year.

Students in 12th Grade:

May be exempt from three semester exams for classes in which they meet the following guidelines.

Students must:

  • have a semester average of 85 or above in that class.
  • have no more than two absences that semester from that class.
  • have no obligations.
  • be present on the exam days when attendance is taken.

Seniors may have up to four absences when two absences are the absences allowed for visiting colleges and universities. Only two days for college visits are allowed per school year.



EXEMPTIONS FROM SEMESTER EXAMS: General Information

  • Students are expected to be in attendance on the days they are scheduled for an exam.   If a student is absent and must miss taking an exam, the student must schedule a make-up exam with the teacher. A grade of 1 will be placed in the grade book pending make-up of that exam. (Make-up exams need to be completed by January 19th before class rank is recalculated for juniors and seniors.)
  • The second semester courses shall not be the same courses exempted the first semester.
  • For exemption purposes only, three tardies count as an absence in all classes no matter where they occur across the schedule.
  • All obligations must be cleared before students are eligible for exemptions. (parking violations, library fees, textbooks, etc.)
  • Students must have an overall average of 85 for the first three marking periods.  [(MP1+MP2+MP3)/3≥85]
  • Return textbooks to the Textbook Coordinator (Room 1400) and have the coordinator sign your exemption form. Exemption forms must be signed by the textbook coordinator whether you have books to return or not.


EXAMPLE

Period

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Attendance Eligibility

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

Grade Eligibility

60

85

90

70

92

86

84

95

 If he has no obligations, John Doe may be eligible to exempt periods 2, 6, and 8. See the previous page for specific instructions for your grade level. Exemption policy differs by grade level.

Reminder:  By District attendance policy, notes should be turned into the attendance office within 48 hours of an absence.



  Final Exam Exemption Timeline

  • December 8th: Obligation list posted on the trophy case on the left side of the 100 stage and in the 1100 building.

  • December 11th – 12th: Students clear obligations, as needed. If their name is on the list, the students must pick up their personalized obligation form from Mrs. Perkins. She will be available in the cafeteria before school and during all lunches on the 11th & 12th.  Obligations must be cleared by December 12th.

  • December 13th: Students pick up exemption forms in their Alpha Office.  (See list below.)

  • December 13th – 15th: Students get teacher signatures. Teachers will check semester averages. If the student meets the criteria for their grade level, the teacher will sign the exemption form.

  • December 15th, 2:45 PM: Deadline to return exemption form to Alpha Office.



Exemption forms will be available in the student’s administrative office (Assistant Principal & Counselor) on Wednesday, December 13th.

A-Br Office

 Room 139

Bu-Da Office

 Room 140

De-Ho Office

 100 Main Office

Hr-Me Office

 Room 1509

Mi-R Office

 Room 1419

S-Z Office

 Room 1319