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1.     Students may NOT be exempt from final exams required by the NC Department of Public Instruction. These include:

  • End of Course Tests (EOC)
  • CTE Final Exams
  • NC Final Exams

2.     Students may be exempted from a 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
  • with a grade of “B” and no more than three (3) absences during the school year
  • with a grade of “C” and zero (0) absences during the school year

3.     Students 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
  • with a grade of “B” and no more than one (1) absence during the semester
  • with a grade of “C” and zero (0) absences during the semester

4.     Students will be allowed up to three (3) absences due to

  • Death in the immediate family
  • Religious holiday
  • College scholarship interview

Students must provide a copy of the scholarship interview invitation and proof of attendance, documentation of family member’s death, or proof of attending required religious services in order for these absences not to be considered in determining eligibility for exam exemptions.  Students may have a maximum of three (3) total absences for any or all of these occurrences, not three for each category.

Note: Absences accumulate from the beginning of the course until the end of the course.        Examples:

·        Fall Block – Absences count from August – January

·        Year-Long Course - Absences count from August – June

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