Final Exams & Exemptions
Final exams are required of all high school students. Early final exams will never be given without approval of the alpha AP.
Spring Final Exam Exemptions
Exemptions from Final Exams are an honor EARNED by students who attend school regularly, follow the student code of conduct, master the required content and demonstrate required grades. Final Exams are required at the HIgh School level. Final Exam exemptions are a privilege awarded to those students that meet the requirements listed above.
All students are required to take their fall semester exams. There are NO exemptions in the fall semester.
What does attending school regularly mean? Number of Absences must not exceed 6 per class period for the entire year. Students moving in at semester must not exceed 3 absences per class period. See attendance chart below.
What does it mean to 'master the required content and demonstrate required grades'? Mastering the content is determined by averaging the 5 grading cycles. Students must obtain a grade average of 80 - 100. Students who level down from AP/Pre-AP to an on-level course must follow the general exemption requirements.
What does it mean to follow the student code of conduct? Students are required to uphold our Vandegrift intergergy in and out of the classroom. Any exemptions withheld due to failure to follow the student code of conduct should be discussed with Alpha AP.