Exam Exemptions

Junior/Senior

WUHS Exam Exemptions 1st Semester 2019-2020

All full-time (5 scheduled classes minimum) juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements.
A student must maintain a minimum of 
A- grade both quarters preceding the exemption. The A- grades apply to AP courses as well.

Yes. Forged signatures will result in loss of exemptions for the semester and a Saturday detention will be assigned.

A student may not accumulate any written office referrals or in/out of school suspensions in the two quarters preceding the exemption.

An exemption may be used in both core and elective classes, yet not classes offered through other educational institutions (Gateway, Parkside, etc.)
The final grade for the class is the average of the two quarter grades. The exam grade wil
l be “ex” or excused in the electronic gradebook and not count against a student’s semester grade.

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What are the attendance expectations?

A student can accumulate no more than five (5) days family-requested absences, and a student can accumulate no more than five (5) family- requested absences from the exempted class period. No more than 5 total absences. Zero (0) unexcused absences is permissible in the two quarters preceding the exemption. This rule includes pre-excused absences. Two (2) college visits are permissible in the two quarters preceding the exemption with the required “Post High School Exploration Documentation” form.

How many exemptions can I have in one semester?

A student may exempt a maximum of two (2) exams in a semester.
However, students 
may not exempt both semesters of a year-long class. The exception would be an A.P. class in which the student takes the A.P. exam in May.

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What is the procedure for obtaining an exam exemption?

  1. 1)  Students must make a determination of the exams they are eligible to exempt.

  2. 2)  Students will obtain the Exam Exemption Approval Form online, from the main, guidance, or attendance office starting December 18, 2019.

  3. 3)  Students’ parent/guardian must sign the exemption form before obtaining other signatures – forged signatures will result in loss of exemptions for the semester and a Saturday detention will be assigned.

  4. 4)  Students must obtain a signature from the instructors of the courses whose exams they plan to exempt.

  5. 5)  Students must return the Exam Exemption Approval Form to the main office for approval no later than Thursday, January 2, 2020 (by 3:45pm) – No exceptions.

  6. 6)  Upon turning in the required form, the student’s name will be added to a list indicating they have met all the requirements. That list will be distributed to staff. Students can verify that they have received an exam exemption from their teacher.

  7. 7)  Administration will contact students who do not qualify initially.

  8. 8)  Students who fail to maintain the grade, attendance, or behavioral

    expectations will lose the eligibility for their exam exemption(s).

    • -  Teacher contacts parent if a student’s grade falls below

      expectation

    • -  Dean of Students contacts parent if attendance or

      suspension falls below expectation

    • -  Associate Principal contacts parent if behavior falls below

      expectation

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SOPHOMORE

WUHS Exam Exemptions – 1st Semester 2019-2020

All full-time (5 scheduled classes minimum), sophomores who meet eligibility requirements.
Must score Exceed
ing (“E”) in 3 out of 4 areas on the freshman ASPIRE test for one (1) exemption. Freshman ASPIRE results will be available on PowerSchool at the bottom of the Quick Look-Up Page.
A student must maintain a minimum of 
A- grade both quarters preceding the exemption. The A- grades apply to AP courses as well.
Yes. 
Forged signatures will result in a loss of exemptions for the semester and a Saturday detention will be assigned.

A student may not accumulate any written office referrals or in/out of school suspensions in the two quarters preceding the exemption.
An exemption may be used in both core and elective classes.

The final grade for the class is the average of the two quarter grades. The exam grade will be “ex” or excused in the electronic gradebook and notcount against a student’s semester grade.

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What are the attendance expectations?

A student can accumulate no more than five (5) days family-requested absences, and a student can accumulate no more than five (5) family- requested absences from the exempted class period. No more than 5 total absences. Zero (0) unexcused absences is permissible in the two quarters preceding the exemption. This rule includes pre-excused absences.

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What is the procedure for obtaining an exam exemption?

  1. 1)  Students must make a determination of the exams they are eligible to exempt.

  2. 2)  Students will obtain the Exam Exemption Approval Form online, from the main, guidance, or attendance office starting December 18, 2019.

  3. 3)  Students’ parent/guardian must sign the exemption form before obtaining other signatures – forged signatures will result in loss of exemptions for the semester and a Saturday detention will be assigned.

  4. 4)  Students must obtain a signature from the instructors of the courses whose exams they plan to exempt.

  5. 5)  Students must return the Exam Exemption Approval Form to the main office for approval no later than January 2 (by 3:45pm) – No exceptions.

  6. 6)  Upon turning in the required form, the student’s name will be added to a list indicating they have met all the requirements. That list will be distributed to staff. Students can verify that they have received an exam exemption from their teacher.

  7. 7)  Administration will contact students who do not qualify initially.

  8. 8)  Students who fail to maintain the grade, attendance, or behavioral

    expectations will lose the eligibility for their exam exemption(s).

    • -  Teacher contacts parent if a student’s grade falls below

      expectation

    • -  Dean of Students contacts parent if attendance or

      suspension falls below expectation

    • -  Associate Principal contacts parent if behavior falls below

      expectation


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