2019 Exemption Process

2019 Exemption Process
Posted on 04/15/2019
How are exemptions determined?
● 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. ○ Minimum average grade required 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.
● Semester courses including AP Government and AP Economics are not eligible for exemptions.
● Students enrolled in semester courses will be required to take the semester exams. Additional Exemption Considerations:
● Students taking an AP exam for the course in consideration will not have an additional final exam in that class (except AP Government, AP Economics)
All students enrolled in an AP course will take the AP Exam or the Spring final for the course in consideration. AP courses are considered college level courses; therefore, they are not eligible for exemptions.
● Students with a passing semester average in a course that requires a STAAR End of Course (EOC) exam are exempt from the final exam in that class.
● Students who have earned an exemption for a class may choose to take the semester exam and have the exam count in their semester grade if it improves their grade for the course.

Frequently Asked Questions:
● Does my exempted student have to be in class/at school? Yes
● Does my exempted student get to leave if they are not taking a final? Students can earn an exemption from taking their final exam but are not exempt from attending school. Students are required to be in class on the day of their final. Students can leave only if parent gives written permission.
● Does he need a note? Can he just leave, or does he need to sign out? Students can only leave campus if parent provides a written note giving permission to leave and receives a pass from the front office.
● Does my student need me to sign him out? Yes, if they are not provided with a written note prior to being pick them up.