• Exemption Policy

    • Exemption is a privilege, not a right. Only students who meet the following requirements may be exempt from semester tests:

    • The student has no more than four (4) tardies in a term.

    Students in grades 6th-12th who meet the following requirements will be exempt from semester exams:

               o  A student with an A average and no more than 5 absences in a class may be exempt from the semester exam for that class.

               o  A student with a B average and no more than 4 absences in a class may be exempt from the semester exam for that class.

               o  A student with a C average and no more than 3 absences in a class may be exempt from the semester exam for that class.

               o  A student with a D average and 0 absences in class may be exempt from the semester exam for that class.

    • Students will be counted absent but will receive an excused absence from classes in which they are exempt.

    • Students who are exempt under this policy will receive grades in progress on a report card.

    • Final examinations shall not be given early. A student who withdraws from school prior to taking his/her final examinations for the term or semester shall be given grades in progress.

    • The student can have no more than one (1) ISI discipline incident and no OSS per semester.

    • Any student not exempt will be required to take the fourth term exam in the course.

    • Any student who cannot provide written documentation regarding his/her absence from a regularly scheduled nine-week term examination will receive a zero (0) for that exam.

    • Students may be exempt by period.

    • Participation in the following activities is not considered an unexcused absence and does not count toward an absence for exemption:

    • School-related activities

    • See JCSD School Board Policy IHE and IHAEA