Students in the fifth grade take non-comprehensive final tests at the end of the school year. Except as otherwise provided in the next paragraph, students in the sixth through eighth grades are required to take midterm and final exams. Exams are administered to help students recall curriculum and skills taught. Exams are also administered to prepare students for taking exams on a high school level.
Students in the seventh and eighth grades are exempt from taking the final exam in any of the six major subjects in which they achieve an “A” on the third quarter report card and have an “A” average immediately prior to the final exam. In addition, students in the eighth grade are exempt from taking the midterm exam in any of the six major subjects in which they achieve an “A” on the first quarter report card and have an “A” average immediately prior to the midterm exam. All exam exemptions are subject to the policies regarding absences.
The schedule for final exams for May 2017 is attached below.