Cumulative final exams will be given the last 4 days of each semester. We ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the final days of the semester because of review for and administration of the final exams. Exams will not be given early. Students will not be permitted to check out during an exam period. If a student misses an exam due to an excused reason, the exam can made up during the week listed below. Students may not use pre-arranged absences on exam days. Vacation and traveling outside of the country are not excused absences.
FINAL EXAMS: 20% of the overall grade
Semester grades for all Language Arts, PE, Foreign Language and Technical Education classes are comprised of a 10% multiple choice final exam and a 10% writing/performance exam. All other courses have a breakdown of 15% for multiple choice and 5% for performance/writing.
What do I do if I miss a Final Exam?
Students with an EXCUSED ABSENCE (pre-arranged absences do not count as excused) may make up a missed final exam in January. Note: Absences are unexcused for all other reasons, including but not limited to the following*:
a. Missing the bus, oversleeping, power outages;
b. Vacations, trips, family visits, college visits, non-school-sponsored events;
c. Car trouble, babysitting, running errands, traffic accidents/problems
*The information listed above can be found on page 8 of the GCPS Choice Book.