Pius XI High School – Assessment Exemptions 2012 – 2013
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who meet the following criteria are eligible for assessment exemptions.
- Passing all courses
- Up to date with graduation requirements
- Not on discipline probation with the Dean of Students
- Have no more than 5 parent/guardian excused absences during the semester
- Maintain a grade of A- or higher in the class. The date for determining exemptions is three days prior to the first assessment day.
- This policy also applies to second semester senior assessments given the last week of school for seniors.
- Projects, papers and take home assessments must be handed in by the last class meeting of the semester.
- Only two (2) assessments may be exempt at maximum per semester.
- Only one exemption may be taken in a department per year unless the student is taking more than one credit of classes in that department. In that case, it would be at the teacher’s discretion.
- No Advanced Placement course assessment may be exempted first semester, however, second semester AP students who are taking the College Board AP Test may apply to be exempt.
- Exemptions are granted at the discretion of the teacher. The teacher’s opinion will be respected.
- Students who believe they are eligible for exemptions may obtain no more than two (2) exemption application forms from their TAC teacher during the last week of classes for that semester.
- The application form must be approved and signed by the subject teacher of the class to be exempted.
- Once the exemption has been approved by the subject teacher, the student must obtain a parent/guardian signature on the exemption form.
- After all approvals are obtained and before Assessment Week begins, the student must give a copy of the exemption form to the subject teacher, to the TAC teacher and keep one copy.
- A copy of the exemption slip can be kept in the student’s TAC file. The student can refer to this to see what exemptions they had the previous semester.
- Being exempt from an assessment will not hurt the student’s semester grade. The semester grade will be based on the course work.
- A student, who applies for an assessment exemption that is denied, may appeal to the Dean of Students. The appeal must be done within one day of the refusal and may not be done after assessment week has begun.