High schools students with no more than three (3) absences in any given class, and no more than three (3) tardies in any given class are eligible to be exempt from their semester exams. Students must have a least a “B” average in the class of exemption to be eligible. Students who have been suspended or have missed one class due to truancy during the semester are NOT eligible for test exemptions. This exemption/attendance incentive will apply for ninth grade, tenth grade, eleventh grad and twelfth grade.
The following absences do not count against the exemption:
- School ACT (SACT) or (Q) (O)
- Religious (R)
- Pre-approved college visit (CV)
In order to receive exemption status, a student must be within the required number of absences and tardies for each class enrolled in for that semester. All students who earn an exemption status may choose to take the exam without the risk of their average being lowered.
No student, regardless of grade, may be exempt from an exam if they have an unexcused absence or me than three unexcused tardies in any given term. A student who has been placed in ISR (in school restriction) or has been suspended during any given term will lose exemption privileges.
Please plan your family vacations differently than you have in the past in accordance with the new policy.