• Exemption Policy

    Adopted by the Stafford County Public School Board 9.22.09

    Stafford County Public Schools require that semester and final exams will be given in grades 9-12.  Students may earn exemption from final exams under one of the following conditions:

     

    1. The student has maintained an “A” average (standard of a 93 or higher for an A) in a specific course for the entire school year and has not been suspended; or

    2. The student in grades 9-11 who has been absent from class two or less days, has not been suspended, and has maintained a “B” average (Standard of an 83 or higher for a B); or

    3. The student in grade 12 who has been absent from class three or less days, has not been suspended, and has maintained a “B” average (Standard of an 83 or higher for a B); or

    4. The student in a course with an SOL test passes the test.

      

    Students, who have earned an exemption in a course, have the opportunity to take the exams to improve their final grades without risk.  Principals have the discretion to make exceptions to the exam exemption guidelines based on extenuating circumstances related to attendance, grades, and student behavior.

     

    Middle school students taking high school courses for credit will be entitled to exemption options (a) or (b).  Students who are enrolled in college-level courses will be required to take final exams if required to earn college credit.