Dear Seniors and Parents:
I wanted you to be aware of the Exam Exemption policy. Please note that the exam exemption is tied to attendance. If you miss 5 or more days for ANY reason other than a school sponsored activity or verified College Visit this semester, you will not be allowed to exempt your exam even if you meet the ACADEMIC and BEHAVIOR criteria.
If you are hoping to exempt an exam based on Part A below, you must have an A average in a specific class. An A average obtained after that point, while certainly desirable, would not be considered for exam exemption. If the average falls below an A after that point, the student will be required to take the Final.
Good luck as you complete your final semester of high school.
Curriculum and Instruction
Seniors graduating in the spring graduation ceremony must meet the following criteria to exempt exams:
Seniors must fulfill either A or B:
A. An average of 90 or above in a specific subject (in AP courses this would be WITH 10 points added) will exempt the student from that objective final exam only. If a performance exam is given, that exam will still be required and will count its full weight.
B. If a student has honor graduate status, meaning the student has an overall average of equal to or greater than 90 going into spring semester, the student may exempt all objective exams. If a performance exam is given, it will count as a daily grade.
Students may NOT exempt Georgia Milestones that are required by the state of Georgia. However, if a senior qualifies for exam exemption in a class requiring a Georgia Milestone, they may exempt the local test given on the exam date.
Students will NOT be eligible to exempt an exam in a class if they FIVE or more absences in that class during spring semester. All absences except school sponsored activities and verified College Visits count against the total of five.
If a student has been suspended out of school any time during their senior year, he/she will NOT be eligible to exempt exams.
If a student is eligible to exempt an exam, he/she must turn in or pay for lost textbooks for that class prior to exam day. Also, the student must have clearance from the Media Center that he/she has no books outstanding. All extra and co-curricular obligations must be cleared with respective coaches, directors or sponsors. All parking fines must be cleared up.
If a student is eligible to exempt an exam, he/she may choose to take the exam. If the student chooses to take the exam, it will count the same as it does for all other students in the class.