Schools will administer a comprehensive examination that includes all work completed during a particular Course. This exam will account for 20% of the Term grade.
- No exemptions for 1st or 3rd term courses.
- Out of School Suspension (at any time during the length of the course) automatically disqualifies a student from exemption in that course Grades 9-12:
- For a student to be qualified for an exemption in a particular course, he/she must meet one of the criteria listed below:
- Have an average of 90-100 for the course and no more than four (4) absences per semester course or no more than two (2) absences per nine (9) week course.
- Have an average of 80-89 for the course and no more than two (2) absences per semester course or no more than 1 absence per 9 week course.
- Seniors Only: Have a passing average for the course, plus at least a passing average for the last Term of that course and no absences during the last Term of that course.
- Students in grades 9-11 with perfect attendance for the year (Terms 1-4); who have a passing average can be exempt from the Term 4 exam in May.
- Perfect attendance is defined as being present all day every day
- Those students taking year-long courses may be exempt at each semester using the same criteria as #1 and #2 above.
- A student can have only one in school Isolation incident and still be considered for exemption.
- All absences are counted toward exemption with the exception of hospitalization and outpatient procedures.
- Emergency room visits may not qualify.
- This includes parent notes, doctor excuses, and unexcused absences. Note: Some classes will be completed in one Term, and others will be completed in two Terms.
- Participation in the following activities is not considered an unexcused absence and does not count toward an absence for exemption:
- School related activities
- Two senior college days per year, approved by the guidance counselor
- University honors placement exams approved by the guidance counselor
*Any student who qualifies to be exempt in a particular course has the option of taking the examination for that course. See JCSD School Board Policy IHAA.