Senior Exam Exemption Policy

DATE:             April 27, 2018

TO:                  Warhill High School Seniors

FROM:            Dr. Mark Hudson, Principal

SUBJECT:       Spring Final Examination Exemption Appeal Process

WJC School Board Policy (IKAA) permits final exam exemptions for students in 12th grade provided certain conditions are met: 1) the student maintains a “B” average through two marking periods and; 2) the student’s excused absences for the semester do not exceed five days and the student has no suspensions, unexcused absences from school, or unexcused absences from any single class in which the student seeks an exam exemption. The following also are in effect when considering absences for final exam exemptions:

  • Absences due to school-sponsored field trips, representation of the school in extracurricular activities, or official school business as authorized by the principal will not be counted against a student’s eligibility for exam
  • The final course grade for students granted an exam exemption is the average of the two 9- weeks’ grades for that
  • All unexcused absences prior to May 18, 2018, either on a teacher’s class attendance record or on the school’s attendance record, will remain
  • Students are required to submit valid, signed absence notes on the day they return to school from an

On Friday, May 18, 2018, a list will be provided to teachers of seniors who do NOT qualify for exam exemption based upon daily attendance at school.  Teachers will also generate a list of their seniors who do NOT qualify for exam exemption based upon their individual class attendance and achievement criteria above.

Seniors required to complete their final exams may appeal the exam requirement (based on attendance only) by completing an Exam Exemption Appeal Form, available in the principal’s office on May 18thExam Exemption Appeals are due to the Principal’s Office no later than 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th.  Students will be notified of the results of their appeals by the end of the day on Friday, June 1, 2018.

NOTE: A student’s exam exemption may be withdrawn if there are changes to a student’s attendance, discipline and/or achievement record.