Semester Exam Exemption Guidelines

Semester Exam Exemption Guidelines

Students may be eligible to exempt semester exams. 
  • 9th graders are eligible for two exemptions
  • 10th graders are eligible for three exemptions
  • 11th graders are eligible for three exemptions
  • 12th graders are eligible for all exemptions
Any student may be exempt from semester exam(s) of choice if the following requirements are met:
  • 80 or better semester average for the course.
  • No more than 5 absences total for each semester.
  • All seniors must be present for scheduled classes on STAAR EOC testing days.
  • All fines - library, athletics, clubs, textbook, calculators, etc. - must be cleared to be exempt.
  • Exemption request forms must be signed by the teacher and parent and returned by the campus designated deadline/location.
  • No DAEP referrals/placements.
General Guidelines for Exemptions
Both excused and unexcused absences will count for exemption purposes. Absences that will not count against a student for exemption purposes are defined as 1) extracurricular, 2) co-curricular, and 3) religious and medical absences. (coded as EXT, COC, REL, MED by attendance; MED means the student came to school and left to attend a Dr.’s appointment, as defined by TEC 25.087) Medical absences that do not meet this criteria will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the attendance committee.