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Final Exam Exemptions & Exam Dates

Final Exam Exemptions for Semester 1 4X4 Exams
 
Tuesday, Jan 16
2024 Final Exam Exemption for Semester 1 Exams – Myers Park High School Final Exam Exemptions for Thursday, January 18 thru Wednesday, January 24, 2024CMS Exam Exemption GuidelinesStudents who meet the criteria below MAY BE exempt from taking a final exam in a course that does not require participation in a state-required End of Course assessment:
  • Students with a grade of an ‘A’ (90%) or above and no more than 3 absences.
  • Students with a grade of a ‘B’ (80%) or above with no more than 1 absence.
Students meeting the above criteria will have the option to take the final exam to improve their grade rather than the exemption.  If a student chooses to take the exam, CMS grading practices are followed, and the exam counts for 20% of the student’s final grade.On Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17, students who meet the criteria can apply for a final exam exemption using the Google form link.  When completing the link, students MUST include their F1 average for the course and total number of absences for the course.  When applying for more than one exam exemption, then the student must complete the Google form for each course.  Once completed, teachers will verify if students are eligible for an exam exemption and will mark the student “exempt” in PowerSchool for the final exam.  Students are REQUIRED to apply for the exam exemption on Tuesday, January 16, or Wednesday, January 17.  Students who choose to take their exams are NOT held harmless and the exam score will count as 20% of their final exam grade.If a student is absent from class on Tuesday, January 16, or Wednesday, January 17, and the absence causes the student to no longer meet the requirements of an exam exemption, they WILL BE REQUIRED to take the exam.Please NOTE that all absences, excused and unexcused, count towards the total absences accrued in a course.  The ONLY exception is 1Q (School Sponsored Activity).Any absence accrued during exam days will not impact exam exemptions.
COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR A FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION
ENGLISH MYP English I, Foundations of English II, Honors English III, English IV, Honors English IV, Creative Writing (Semester Long), Honors Lit & Film I & II (Semester Long), Speech & Debate I & II (Semester Long), English Language Development (ELD)
MATH Foundations of Math II, MYP Math II, Honors Discrete Math
SCIENCE MYP Earth & Environmental Science, Greenhouse Biology, MYP Chemistry, MYP Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Forensics
SS Honors American History, MYP Economics and Personal Finance, MYP Civics and Honors World History, Honors Latin American Studies, Psychology
H/PE MYP H/PE (Semester Long), Group Fitness, Strength Training (Semester Long), Lifetime Sports, Team Sports (Semester Long), Cardio & Core Conditioning (Semester Long)
CTE Digital Marketing, PLTW Principles of Engineering
World Languages Levels III and IV (Semester Long)
COURSES WITH A REQUIRED FINAL EXAM – NO EXAM EXEMPTION
ENGLISH MYP English II
MATH MYP Math I (Semester Long), Math III, MYP Math III
SCIENCE Biology, MYP Biology
CTE Business Essentials, H Business Management I, Culinary Arts I, Interior Design Fundamentals, Auto Service Fundamentals, Auto Service I, H Marketing Applications, Hospitality and Tourism
COURSES WITH A PROOF OF LEARNING (POL) OR CREDENTIAL.STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE PORTFOLIO BEFORE EXAM DAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.  STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXAM EXEMPTION CAN OPT TO HAVE THE POL EXEMPTED FROM COUNTING AS THE FINAL EXAM GRADE.
CTE H Marketing, Sport and Event Marketing I & II, Computer Science I, Career Management
COURSES IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FINAL EXAM TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXAM EXEMPTION CAN OPT TO HAVE THE EXAM EXEMPTED FROM COUNTING AS THE FINAL EXAM GRADE.  STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR THE EXAM EXEMPTION BEFORE THE EXAM ADMINISTRATION.
CTE PLTW Intro to Engineering, PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing, PLTW Principles of Biomedical, PLTW Human Body Systems, PLTW Medical Interventions
ALL LEVEL I AND II WORLD LANGUAGES WILL TAKE THE STAMP ASSESSMENTS IN THE FINAL QUARTER OF THE COURSE.  STUDENTS CANNOT BE EXEMPTED.THE INTERPRETIVE LISTENING AND PRESEANTATION SPEAKING SCORES WILL BE ENTERED AS TWO SEPARATE GRADES IN THE FINAL QUARTER (LATIN WILL BE A SINGLE GRADE).THE INTERPRETIVE READING AND PRESENTATION WRITING SCORES WILL BE ENTERED AS TWO GRADES UNDER THE FINAL EXAM.
  • Students may choose to be exempted from the portions that count as the FINAL EXAM only.
  • Students must complete all portions of the STAMP test to use the scores to meet GLE/Seal of Biliteracy requirements.
World Languages Levels I and II (Semester Long)
ADDITIONAL NOTES
  • Students in OCS courses and students in Extension 1 courses will receive directions about exams from their specific teachers.
  • Students in A/B Day classes CANNOT be exempted from January mid-terms.     The exemption criteria is for FINAL exams ONLY.
  • Please NOTE for End of Year (May/June 2024) Planning:  Students in TESTED AP/IB courses CANNOT be exempted from the FINAL exam at the end of the school year.  They MUST take the AP/IB exam or take a teacher-made exam.  A teacher-made exam will be counted as 20% of the FINAL grade.
  • Students enrolled in ONLINE courses or CPCC courses are NOT exempt.  The students MUST follow the guidance provided by their teacher.
  • Students with any questions regarding the exemption of a particular exam should speak directly with their teachers prior to Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17.
SEMESTER 1 EXAM SCHEDULE:
  • Thursday, January 18 - Block 4
  • Friday, January 19:  Block 1
  • Monday, January 22:  Block 2
  • Tuesday, January 23:  Block 3
  • Wednesday, January 24:  Make Up Testing
Students in A/B Day classes will transition silently between A-day and B-day classes for midterms.