Exam Exemption Policy updated


The exam schedule for Spring 2021 Final Exams.

Lucas Botello, Senior Writer

The exemption policy for spring final exams has officially been set, and there is a big change from earlier news.

To earn an exemption, you must:

  • Be in attendance on the day of the semester exam review. The official review period for all seven periods is on Friday, May 21, 2021. That means you might be able to start your summer a week early.
  • All textbooks, or paid for any lost books, and cleared any fines you have with the school.
  • You cannot have more than two days of ISS this year, and must not have been assigned to AEP.
  • Have no more than 10 tardies/late arrivals for the entire school year. Students can check Home Access Center to see how many they have.

Based on the courses in which the student is currently enrolled, students must meet ONE of these academic options:

  • Option 1: For any course other than Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History, must have a minimum of an 85 average for the second semester.
  • Option 2: Only for Algebra, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History, must have to have an “Approaches” or “Met Standards” score on STAAR/End of Course Test (for current enrolled courses).
  • Option 3 for ALL COURSES: Earn a Masters level (Level III) on ALL STAAR/End of Course tests taken (for current enrolled courses), have a second semester average of 70 or more.

*If Masters is achieved on ALL EOC tests taken (for current enrolled courses), a student may exempt ALL courses they are passing, even courses that have no EOC.