Exams & Exam Exemptions:
Final exams are an integral part of course requirements for students in the secondary schools of Fayette County. All students will be required to take final exams for courses in which they are enrolled at the time those exams are scheduled. A schedule of final exam dates will be published with the annual school calendar in order for students and parents to be informed of the exact dates of the exams. Only those students who present evidence of a lawful absence will be permitted to make up an exam. All make-up exams must be approved by the administration.
General Final Exemption
- A Student may exempt any one final exam provided the student has a semester average of at least 70 in the course he/she wishes to exempt
Academic Final Exemption
- Students who have 7 classes on campus and a 95 in their classes may exempt three (3) classes. Students who dual enroll/opt out will be allotted two (2) exemptions for academics with a grade of 95 or above.
These exemptions cannot be combined. Students may only exempt in one category, either general or academic, not both
Senior Final Exam Exemption - 2nd Semester
- A high school senior who will be graduating at the end of the second semester may exempt the final exam in any course(s) provided the senior has a grade of 80 or higher in that course. A senior may use the General Final Exam Exemption in lieu of the Senior Final Exam Exemption if the student chooses. For the final exam exemptionsL a. If a student qualifies for both general and academic final exam exemptions, the student must choose only one type of exemption (general or academic). A student may not combine the two types of exemptions b. A student may not exempt the first or second-semester final exams for courses with an End of Course Milestones assessment, AP Courses, and IB courses. c. Final exams in dual enrollment courses are under the jurisdiction of the post-secondary institution. FCPS final exam exemption procedures do not apply to dual enrollment courses