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WGHS Final Exam Information

WGHS Spring Final Exams

 

A comprehensive examination will be given at the end of 2nd semester in all classes. The test will be ninety minutes in length. A comprehensive exam is understood to sample learning from the entire semester. This test will count between 10% and 20% of the final course grade with the exact percentage to be determined by each department. Exams are an important part of the student’s grade and educational experience. Every effort should be made to be sure student is at school for exams and vacations and other commitments are avoided at this time.

 

No exams will be given early. If a student must miss an exam, a parent must notify the appropriate assistant principal. The student will receive an Incomplete (I) and will need to make up the exam at the teacher’s convenience.  For students who are athletes, a grade of Incomplete (I) may have a negative impact on their athletic eligibility.  

 

Students will not take finals in Academic Lab, student assistant periods, Peer Tutoring, or Study Hall.  A 90-minute final exam will occur in all other classes. On the first day of finals, everyone is expected to be in attendance, as it is a special schedule.  On the exam half-days, students should not be in the building if they do not have an exam or are not studying in Academic Lab; otherwise, they will be assigned to a supervised study hall.  Activity buses are for athletes only. Everyone else should promptly exit the building. Students are also prohibited from going to Hixson.

 

If your student elects to stay home during an Academic Lab exam, student assistant period, Peer Tutoring hour, or study hall, please contact your Assistant Principal’s office for attendance purposes.



Snow Day Make-up Information for WGHS Finals

As you know, we experienced an unusual number of school cancellations because of weather this year. The state of Missouri requires that students attend 174 days and 1,044 hours each year. This year, students will only have attended 173 days, therefore we will be extending the year as follows:

  • Students will now attend school on Friday, May 24 from 7:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. (6th and 7th period final exams will be given).
  • Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 will be a special schedule, meaning all 7 classes will meet.  The first hour final exam will be given on Tuesday, with shortened 2nd - 7th periods.
  • Half-day final exams days are Wednesday-Friday.  School will be dismissed at 11:05 each day.
  • The extended school year will NOT affect seniors and early check-out.

This revision will ensure that the district calendar is in accord with state requirements.



Final Exam Study Sessions

The library will be open for final exam study sessions May 16 and 20 from 2:45 - 5:30 p.m., and on May 17 from 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Instructional staff and student tutors will be available during this time (staff will be available after 3:30 p.m.).

 

Below is the spring final exam schedule for the 2018-19 school year*:

 

Monday, May 20 (regular special schedule)

7:55-8:43

1

8:48-9:38

2

9:43-10:31

3

10:36-11:03

1st Lunch

10:36-11:24

4

11:08-11:56

4

11:29-11:56

2nd Lunch

12:01-12:49

5

12:54-1:42

6

1:47-2:35

7

May 21

(1st Period Exam)  

May 22, 23, 24

7:55-9:25

1-Exam

1st Exam

7:55 - 9:25

9:32-10:13

2

2nd Exam

9:35 - 11:05

10:18-10:59

3

   

11:04-11:31

1st Lunch

   

11:04-11:45

4

   

11:36-12:17

4

   

11:50-12:17

2nd Lunch

   

12:22-1:03

5

   

1:08-1:49

6

   

1:54-2:35

7

   

 

*The final exam schedule has been modified due to the snow day.