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  • Prin. Rita Graves

    Principal: Rita Graves 

    Phone: 713-522-5960

    Email Us: lamarhstexans@houstonisd.org

     

    Final Exemptions - Seniors

    How do I qualify?

    To be exempted from final examinations in second (spring) semester, senior students must have:

    • Senior (12th grade) classification;
    • 85 semester average or better in course; 
    • S or E conduct average; and
    • No more than three (3) total unexcused absences*
    • No in school or out of school suspensions

    Seniors – Eligible to be exempt from all final exams

    12th grade students in IB course(s) must submit all IB assessments, sit for IB exams in May, and participate in all oral assessments. To be exempt from finals in 12th grade IB courses, students must also have all IB assessments complete. 

     

    When will I know if I’m eligible?

    Starting on May 24th students should check the final exemption list posted in 12th grade hall. Any student on the list currently is qualified for exemptions.

    Seniors who have an 85 or higher in their courses will be automatically exempted during Finals Week if they have met final exam exemption qualifications. No selection is needed.

    During Finals Week

    Teachers will have the list of students who qualify for final exam exemptions.  Teachers will be officially approving exemptions during finals week, all students must report to their class for attendance purposes. If your semester average falls below an 85 OR if you have more than 3 unexcused absences in ANY class, you are ineligible for the exemption.  MONITOR YOUR GRADES and ATTEND ALL OF YOUR CLASSES to maintain your exemption status – Final exemption status can change up to the day of the final.

    Questions about Exemptions

    For questions about exemptions please contact your Grade Administrator.

     

     

    Final Exemptions – Grade 9, 10 & 11

    How do I qualify?

    To incentivize the daily attendance rate, eligible grade 9 students may be allowed one spring final exam exemption; two spring final exam exemptions may be allowed for eligible 10th and 11th graders.

    To be eligible for final exam exemption the student must have:

    • no more than three (3) unexcused absences* in any one course for the duration of the semester;
    • an 85 or higher semester average in the specific course(s) where the final exam exemption is applied; and
    • S or E conduct average
    • No in school or out of school suspensions

     Juniors and Sophomores – Eligible to be exempt from up to two final exams

    Freshman – Eligible to be exempt for one class final exam

     

    9th, 10th, and 11th grade students in AP course(s) who sat for the AP exam in May, can be exempt from the final if qualify for exemptions and have an 85 or above in the course.

    11th grade students in IB course(s) must submit all IB assessments, sit for IB exams in May, and participate in all oral assessments. To be exempt from finals in 11th grade IB courses, students must also have all IB assessments complete. 

     

    When do I select?

    Starting on May 17th students should check the final exemption list posted in their grade hall. Any student on the list currently is qualified for exemptions.

    Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors who qualify should meet with their grade administrator at lunch to determine which course(s) they would like to select. AP/IB courses in which a student took the exam will automatically be added to the list and can be exempted if the semester 2 grade average is an 85 or higher. Course(s) should be determined by May 25th.

    During Finals Week

    Teachers will have the list of students who requested final exam exemptions.  Teachers will be officially approving exemptions during finals week, all students must report to their class for attendance purposes. As long as you have 3 or less unexcused absences in ALL of your classes, S or E conduct in all courses, and you have at least an 85 average in the classes you chose for exemptions you are approved.  If your semester average falls below an 85 OR if you have more than 3 unexcused absences in ANY class, you are ineligible for the exemption.  MONITOR YOUR GRADES and ATTEND ALL OF YOUR CLASSES to maintain your exemption status – Final exemption status can change up to the day of the final.

    Questions about Exemptions

    For questions about exemptions please contact your Grade Administrator below.

    9th Grade – Mr. Alaniz

    10th Grade – Ms. Kamla

    11th Grade – Mr. Thompson

     

    Highlighted Events:

    • Mon-Fri 16th-20th: LAPTOP PICKUP
    • Thu. May 19th: Choir Pop Show 6:00-8:00PM (Grand Hall)
    • Fri. May 20th: PTO Fundraiser- Food Sales 11:45-12:45 PM
    • Mon. May 23rd: Band Mini Camp 5:30-6:50PM (LHS)
    • Thu. May 26th: Letterman Jackets Distribution 11:45-12:45 (Transit Center)
    • Thu. May 26th- Wed. Jun. 1st- Senior Finals 
    • Thu. Jun 2nd-Tue. Jun 7th: Underclassmen Finals

     

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