• Semester Finals Policy

    McDowell County Schools Finals Policy Beginning 2nd Semester 2019-2020

    NOT FOR ONLINE COURSES

    • Finals will be comprehensive (cover all material covered each semester)

    • Can be exams or projects

    • Finals must be turned in to principal/assistant principal with scoring guidelines for approval at least 2 weeks before test

    • This is for Final Exams from RVHS only – this does NOT apply to online classes

    Student Exemptions:

    • With a “C” Average: No more than 1 absence and 3 tardies, unless the excused absences are because of school-approved curricular or extracurricular activities or no bus

    • With a “B” Average: No more than 2 absences and 3 tardies, unless the excused absences are because of school-approved curricular or extracurricular activities or no bus

    • With an “A” Average: No more than 3 absences and 3 tardies, unless the excused absences are because of school-approved curricular or extracurricular activities or no bus

    • Students who are exempt from the final will NOT have to report to school on the designated final exam days, but will be counted absent in the school’s official record.

    • Students who DO report will be provided an alternate activity if they do come to school on the final exam days

    • All students MAY take a non-required final to improve their grade, and if it hurts their grade it will NOT be counted against them

    • Students enrolled in AP or dual credit courses that require end of course exams cannot be exempted from those exams. If students opt out of taking the AP exam, they will take an equivalent exam that follows the same grading/weight expectations of the AP exam (take a school version of the AP exam, not from the AP people)