At the start of the 2023-2024 school year, CMS updated the CMS Grading Plan that included the exemption of a high school final exam for courses that do not have a state required or EOC assessment if a student met the criteria identified below before the beginning of the exam window:
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.
EXAM EXEMPTION FORM:
OnTuesday, January 16,andWednesday, January 17, students who meet the criteria can apply for a final exam exemption usingthe 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 onTuesday, 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.
ATTENDANCE RECOVERY WAIVER FORM:
According to CMS Board policy (S-ATT/R), if a student misses more than 10 days in a class, the student is responsible for recovering seat time missed in excess of the 10 days in each classto earn a passing grade for the class. Attendance recovery may be completed in person or remotely and will be communicated with the teacher. Forty-five (45) minutes of recovery time equals one class absence.
Understanding that some absences are beyond a student's control, requests for attendance recovery waivers may be appropriate if a student missed days due to a medical reason or hardship reason.
An attendance recovery waiver for absences above 10 days in any class may be requested and must be approved by MPHS administration. If a waiver is granted, the student will still be responsible for arranging and making up any missed work from the days missed.
To apply for an attendance recovery waiver, please completethis formin its entirety and return to your school counselor NO LATER than Friday, January 12, 2024. Please attach all medical documentation and/or hardship reasons to this form. Reviews will be completed onMonday, January 15, 2024.
EXAM EXEMPTION WAIVER FORM:
For students that have a significant undue hardship with attendance due to a medical concern, the principal may exempt the student from participating in anon-EOC/staterequired final exam pending the review of medical documentation through a Medical Hardship and if the student has met the academic criteria. Medical Hardship requestsmust be submitted NO LATER thanFriday, January 12, 2024,toAllyson Davis, and student eligibility for a final exam exemption will be reviewed onMonday, January 15, 2024.
Itis important to note that the final exam exemption is ONLY for non-state required assessments. Please review the chart in THIS LINKfor full details. Please contact Allyson Davisif you have questions regarding the final exam exemption process or if you are considering a request for Medical Hardship.