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With the following enumerated exceptions, students who have a course grade of "A" or "B" in the 1st quarter and a provisional course grade of “A” or “B” in the 2nd quarter are not required to take the final in that course. Except for second semester seniors, this provision shall apply to no more than three courses each semester, regardless of the number of periods in a student’s schedule. The provisional 2nd quarter grade will be based on the grades earned for the first seven weeks of the 2nd quarter. The student must maintain the “A” or “B” grade through the remainder of the 2nd quarter.
A.) The student is enrolled in the same course during two (2) terms of the same school year. In such cases, the student is required to take at least one (1) final exam in that course.
B.) The student has been enrolled in a District public high school for less than the entire term. In such cases, the student is required to take all exams.
C.) Attendance policy has been waived for the 1st semester only.
NOTE: Some courses have mandatory first semester final exams. A student may not waive an exam in a yearlong course both semesters.
Exam Exemptions for Face to Face Students
Face to Face students will need to complete the Exam Waiver form, get the required parent and teacher signatures, and return to the front office by Friday, January 8.
**Teachers may also confirm with students their eligibility status via email in lieu of signing waiver. Students will print out the emails sent back from teachers and attach them to their exemption forms
Exam Exemptions for MyPCS Students
- Download the Exemption form and complete with necessary parent signatures, along with class information.
- Email the teachers for the classes that they are wanting to exempt.
- Teachers will respond that you are/are not able to exempt your class and provide the provisional grade.
- Students will print out the emails sent back from teachers and attach them to their exemption forms and drop them off at the front office by Friday, January 8.
***Incomplete exemption packets will not be approved. Students must have student, parent, and teacher signatures (or applicable teacher printouts). The forms must also include the 3 classes the student wants to exempt***