Finals Week Schedule

Final Exams FAQ

Finals Week Schedule- 12/12/2016 - 12/14/2016

Parents, thank you for helping support our goal to develop strong student habits as we work to build responsible and successful young men and women. We hope these FAQs below give you the answers you need to support these goals during Final Semester Exams. As you read through these, please keep in mind that these are the same level of expectations to which your child will be held both in college and in their careers. We want our students to finish strong now and in the future. If you have a Final Exam scheduling question you feel is not answered here, please contact one of our Final Exam Day coordinators: Ms. Reed, Ms. Stacy, Mr. Campbell, or Mr. Schmelzenbach. If you have a Final Exam question related to a specific class, please contact your child’s teacher directly. Thank you again for partnering with us as we work to inspire every student every day.

Frequently Asked Parent Questions:

Does my child need to be in uniform on Final Exam days?
YES!
The same expectations apply on Final Exam days. Students are reminded of this daily and will not be admitted into exam rooms. Please insure your child is in uniform.

How do I know if my child is exempt from a Final Exam?
1) 90% or above average for the semester* and 5 or fewer absences.
2) 85-89% (<90%) average for the semester* and 4 or fewer absences.
3) No Out-of-School Suspensions
*Semester average, not Quarter grade. Your Semester average is found by averaging your two Quarter grades. (Q1+Q2)/2=S1

If my child has too many absences, is there a Final Exam Exemption waiver?
No. Attendance Waivers are for course credit only, not for Finals Exemptions. With Final Exams no exceptions are made for grades; no exceptions are made made attendance.

Is my child exempt from any of their arts class finals or performances?
No. All final performances, projects, and portfolios are required for arts classes.

When & Where will Final Exams be held?
Dec. 12th-14th in forth floor classrooms. Exact Final Exam times and classrooms will be posted Friday, Dec. 9th.

Why can’t exact times & classrooms be posted sooner?
Exemptions are based on Semester average & Attendance as of Friday, Dec. 9th.

Can students request to move their final exam day/time/block?
No. Students need to take their exams on assigned Final Exam days and times. HFAA's Final Exams are almost two weeks before Christmas, so we ask you help support our teachers and schedule by not requesting to reschedule your child's assigned Final Exam time.

What if my child is late?
Test Proctors are instructed to refuse entry to late students to avoid distracting those who arrived on time. Please insure your child arrives early for all Final Exams.  Teachers are not required to reschedule a missed Final Exam. As 1/5 of the semester grade, we consider these exams as important as an ACT.

Is Lunch served on Final Exam days?
Yes. As always, students can of course bring their own lunch if they choose.

How early can I drop my child off at school?
Please, no earlier than 7:15am. If your child doesn’t have an Exam until the afternoon they will be assigned a Study Hall with a teacher.

Does my child have to be at school in the morning/afternoon during times they do not have a Final Exam?
No, but only with your permission. Please insure they don’t arrive late for any exam.

How are Final Exam Days structured?
There are two test blocks for each subject area on their exam day.
For example, Math has a morning test block and an afternoon test block on Dec. 12th.
Students are responsible for knowing their assigned test blocks, which cannot be moved!
Test block times & rooms are assigned and will be posted Friday, Dec. 9th.

 

Again, thank you for working with us to support your child's success now and in the future. If you have a Final Exam scheduling question that is not answered above, please contact one of our Final Exam Day coordinators: Ms. Reed, Ms. Stacy, Mr. Campbell, or Mr. Schmelzenbach. If your have a Final Exam question related to a specific class, please contact your child’s teacher directly.