EXAM EXEMPTIONS There are no exemptions from state EOC tests, the NC Final Exams, or CTE post assessments.
In non-state mandated exam classes only, students in grades 9-12 may be exempted from the final exam in a one-unit of credit semester block course, a two-unit of credit year-long block course, or a one-unit year long course with a grade of "A" and no more than five (5) absences during the school year, a grade of "B" and no more than three (3) absences during the school year, or a grade of "C" and zero (0) absences during the school year. Students in grades 9-12 may be exempted from the final exam in half-unit semester courses with a grade of "A" and no more than two (2) absences during the semester, a grade of "B" and no more than one (1) absence during the semester, or a grade of "C" and zero (0) absences during the semester.
- All students shall be permitted and encouraged to take examinations, even if they are eligible for examination exemptions. If a student qualifies for an exemption, the student shall have the option of taking the examination and counting or not counting the examination grade in the final course average.
- Unless a student meets the exam exemption criteria, he or she must take the exam in order to get credit for the course.
- Students will be allowed up to three (3) absences due to a death in the immediate family, a religious holiday, or a college scholarship interview. These absences will not be considered in determining eligibility for examination exemption. Students must provide a copy of the written invitation to the scholarship interview and proof of attendance in order for this provision to apply to such absence.
- With administrative approval, missed exams should be made up within ten (10) school days after the end of the reporting period.
Please refer to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board Policy (AR 5124) which can be found on the WSFCS website. http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/.