Final Exam Information - June 2018

  • Get Ready to Study and Grow Your Brain!

    Final Exams are an important time of the year for our students to show what they have learned in our rigorous courses.  Students should be planning ahead to study for exams in order to properly prepare.  Traditionally, exams are weighted more than daily assignment grades and participation grades. 

    Below is important information about our exams:

    • Exams will take place from June 6-12, 2018 (for Seniors), and June 12-15, 2018 (for Underclassmen).
    • Students may not leave an exam early.  Please do not schedule appointments requiring an early dismissal during exams.
    • Students must arrive to school on time.  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to take the exam and must reschedule at the teacher's convenience after 11:45 AM on early-dismissal dates.
    • CTE, CGS, and STAT students travel every day of the exam schedule.
    • Exams will be administered according to the exam schedule below.  Any request for changes must be in writing from the parent/guardian to the Principal at least five days in advance with the reason for the request.  Only emergencies will be considered.  Please plan your vacations accordingly.

Exam Exemption Information

  • Students may be exempt from taking final exams depending on certain criteria.

    When available, exemption forms may be printed from our Library for free and are due to the Main Office by the deadline specified.  This form will also be e-mailed to all students to their school Google account (@scps.net).  This form will be available to download in the "Downloadable Files" section of this Web page.

    Students who are exempt from exams, according to the Stafford County Public Schools Exam Policy stated below, may be excused from attending the scheduled exam listed with parental/guardian permission and prior arrangements.  Students who have an exemption during the first examination block may not enter the building until 9:30 AM.  Students who are exempt during the second examination block must leave the school grounds immediately after their first examination and no later than 9:50 AM.

     

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


    Exemption status is based on continued participation, attendance, and return of a student's textbook(s) in all classes.  An exemption status can be revoked based on exam exemption criteria until the day of the actual exam.

    Students are exempt from final exams when they meet one of the following criteria below*:

    • Option 1:  The student maintained an "A" (93%) average for the course's term and has not been suspended out of school during the term of the course.
    • Option 2:  The student (Grades 9-11) maintained a "B" (83%) average, had two or fewer absences, and was not suspended out of school during the course's term.  For Year-Long courses, students may have four or fewer absences.
    • Option 3:  The student (Grade 12) maintained a "B" (83%) average, had three or fewer absences, and was not suspended out of school during the course's term.  For Year-Long courses, seniors may have five or fewer absences. 
    • Option 4:  The student passed an applicable SOL test during the semester.


    *Students enrolled in college-credit courses will be required to take examinations if required for college credit.  


    Students may check their absences and final grade in a course by logging in to StudentVUE/ParentVUE.  The final grade is located in Spring Year for Spring Term courses (courses that meet every day for just the Spring Term) and Year for Year-Long courses (courses that meet for the entire school year).

Senior Final Exam Schedule

  • Please Note:  On early release days and at the conclusion of taking a final exam, senior students are to leave our building unless involved in a meeting with a teacher regarding final exams or attending graduation practice.

     

    All senior exams will be administered in the Auditorium, unless specified by the classroom teacher.

     

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Full Day of School

    Final Exam 1 - CTE Morning Final Exams (CTE Morning (AM) Courses)

     

    Final Exam 2 - CTE Afternoon Final Exams (CTE Afternoon (PM) Courses)

     

    CTE Travel Buses Run

     

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Senior Students Only

    Final Exam 1—Block 1 X-Day Final Exam and Block 1 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:40 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 1 Y-Day Final Exam
    9:45 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Friday, June 8, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Senior Students Only

    Final Exam 1—Block 2 X-Day Final Exam and Block 2 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:40 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 2 Y-Day Final Exam
    9:45 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Monday, June 11, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Senior Students Only

    Final Exam 1—Block 3 X-Day Final Exam and Block 3 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:40 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 3 Y-Day Final Exam
    9:45 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Senior Students Only

    Final Exam 1—Block 4 X-Day Final Exam and Block 4 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:40 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 4 Y-Day Final Exam
    9:45 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Senior Student Final Exam Make-Up Day

    This is a scheduled make-up day for any senior student who has missed an exam.

Underclassmen Final Exam Schedule

  • Please Note:  Career and Technical Education (CTE), Commonwealth Governor's School (CGS), and Stafford Academy for Technology (STAT) students will travel each day of the final exam schedule.  Underclassmen students will travel on their normal schedule on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  On the early dismissal dates, morning travel will depart at 9:30 AM and afternoon travel will depart at 11:25 AM.

     

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Full Day of School 

    Final Exam 1—Block 1 Y-Day Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:35 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 2 Y-Day Final Exam
    9:40 AM-11:35 AM

     

    For the remainder of the day, students will attend their Block 3 and Block 4 class.

     

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Students at 11:45 AM

    Final Exam 1—Block 1 X-Day Final Exam and Block 1 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:35 AM

     

    Sun Morning Break - 9:35 AM-9:50 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 2 X-Day Final Exam and Block 2 Spring Term Final Exam
    9:55 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Students at 11:45 AM

    Final Exam 1—Block 3 Y-Day Final Exam and Block 3 Spring Term Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:35 AM

     

    Sun Morning Break - 9:35 AM-9:50 AM

     

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 4 Y-Day Final Exam and Block 4 Spring Term Final Exam
    9:55 AM-11:45 AM

     

    Friday, June 15, 2018 | Early Dismissal for Students at 11:45 AM

    Final Exam 1—Block 3 X-Day Final Exam
    7:40 AM-9:35 AM

     

    Sun Morning Break - 9:35 AM-9:50 AM

     

    Final Exam 2—Block 4 X-Day Final Exam
    9:55 AM-11:45 AM

     

Downloadable Files

  • Final Exam Exemption Form

    This form is due to the Main Office completed no later than Friday, June 1, 2018, for senior students and Friday, June 8, 2018, for underclassmen students.

     

    Exemption status is based on continued participation, attendance, and return of a student's textbook(s) in all classes.  An exemption status can be revoked based on exam exemption criteria until the day of the actual exam.

    Students are exempt from final exams when they meet one of the following criteria below*:

    • Option 1:  The student maintained an "A" (93%) average for the course's term and has not been suspended out of school during the term of the course.
    • Option 2:  The student (Grades 9-11) maintained a "B" (83%) average, had two or fewer absences, and was not suspended out of school during the course's term.  For Year-Long courses, students may have four or fewer absences.
    • Option 3:  The student (Grade 12) maintained a "B" (83%) average, had three or fewer absences, and was not suspended out of school during the course's term.  For Year-Long courses, seniors may have five or fewer absences. 
    • Option 4:  The student passed an applicable SOL test during the semester.


    *Students enrolled in college-credit courses will be required to take examinations if required for college credit.  


    Students may check their absences and final grade in a course by logging in to StudentVUE/ParentVUE.  The final grade is located in Spring Year for Spring Term courses (courses that meet every day for just the Spring Term) and Year for Year-Long courses (courses that meet for the entire school year).

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  • What-If Grade Calculator

    Use the final grade calculators to create a "What-If" scenario for your final grades. First, complete the top-most grade calculator as this is what a traditional school year looks like.  Next, complete the subsequent grade calculator based on your course where you may be exempt from taking a final exam.  You will then be able to make a comparison of how much your grade will increase by with choosing to take the final exam. Enter your grades only in the yellow boxes below, entering the correct grade as it corresponds with the correct grade bucket above it and what is displayed in StudentVUE.

    If your Semester 1 grade is less than a 50.0%, change the Quarter 1, Quarter 2, and Mid-Term Exam grade to 50.0% so that your Semester 1 grade averages to be 50.0%, per the Stafford County Public Schools Semester 1 Grade Policy.  All students will receive a minimum of 50.0% for Semester 1.  This is manually done by your teacher and reflects only in your final letter grade on the report card and transcript once the course concludes.

    If a grade bucket is unknown or has not happened yet, enter "100" or a "What-If" score.  Please note that this final grade calculator should only be used as a reference only.

    For your actual final grade in a course, please reference your StudentVUE account.

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Standards of Learning (SOL) Incentive Program

  • Procedures for exam exemption for achieving a passing score on the Standards of Learning Assessments:

    1. Students who pass an SOL assessment shall be exempt from the final exam for the applicable course.
    2. The principal may exercise discretion regarding student final grades of 59% or below. For purposes of calculating final grades, the first semester grade may not be lower than 50% (Regulation 3601).
    3. Students must pass both the English: Writing and the English: Reading, Literature, and Research SOL assessments in order to be exempt from the English final exam.
    4. Students who meet the criteria for exam exemption may, upon request, take the applicable final exam without risk.
    5. This plan does not apply to those students re-taking assessments through remediation recovery. This plan also does not apply to those students who are repeating a course and have passed the applicable SOL test in a prior year.
    6. Students who have previously earned a passing score on an SOL assessment may not re-take the test in order to achieve a higher score.
    7. Students who have earned a passing score on a Standards of Learning Assessment in a prior year, but are repeating the course due to their failure of the course or their choice to delete the course from the academic transcript, are eligible under the exam exemption policy only. Students may not re-take the test. Transfer students are not eligible for the incentive if they took the applicable course in a prior year.