January 2017 Exam Schedule
Final exams for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, January 12: Foreign Language & English
The first exam listed will begin at 8:20 AM and the second exam will begin at 10:05 AM. Exams are 80 minutes in length. Students only need to be in school on the day and time when they are having an exam.
Exams are given in all major classes that last a full semester. Half-credit courses that run for one quarter do not have exams. AP courses may have exams in January at the teacher’s discretion. All students in AP courses must take the AP exam in May.
As noted in the Student Handbook, “Except for a grave reason, no student may be absent for examinations.” (p. 17) Exam days are considered required school days, therefore “it is important that a student be absent only when it is absolutely necessary.” (p. 21) “Vacations… during the school year are strongly discouraged; they should coincide with school holidays." (p. 26) Additional information about absences due to vacation may be found on p. 26.