Seniors who maintain high academic standards and exceptional attendance may earn the option to be exempt from second semester course exams in both year-long and semester courses.
Senior Incentive Plan
The following requirements must be met in order to be exempt from the exam for a course:
“A” average for the semester and no more than 4 excused absences during the semester.
“B” average for the semester and no more than 3 excused absences during the semester.
“C” average for the semester and no more than 2 excused absences during the semester.
If a student meets the specified requirements and elects to be exempt from a course exam, then his/her second semester course grade will be determined by averaging the 3rd and 4th nine week grades.
To be considered for the exam exemption:
All absences must be excused. Independent study days and school related absences (i.e. – school field trips, academic or athletic absences excused by the Hoover Athletic Office) are the only absence types not counted towards the total number of student absences. All other excused absences during the second semester will be counted towards this incentive plan.
Every 3 tardies to a class count as 1 absence from that class.
A student will be required to take the second semester course exam if any of the following occur:
has a “D” or “F” average for the semester
- has an unexcused absence during the semester (regardless of course grade)
- is suspended during the second semester
- is assigned to ISI during the second semester
- exceed the number of excused absences allotted for your course grade
- Please remember, doctor appointments, college visits, and other excused absences count towards your total.
With approximately one week remaining in the school year, teachers will notify students of their standing in regards to grades and attendance. This is to serve as a benchmark, so seniors are aware of their possible exemption. Final determination will be based on grades and attendance up to and including the final day of the 4th nine weeks.
If a student who is exempt from an exam elects to take the exam in an attempt to improve his/her overall course grade, he/she may, but the exam grade will be incorporated into the final course grade regardless of whether or not the exam grade meets the student’s expectations.