FINAL EXAMS: 20% of the overall grade
Cumulative final exams will be given the last 4 days of each semester. We ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the final days of the semester because of review for and administration of the final exams. Exams will not be given early. Students will not be permitted to check out during an exam period. If a student misses an exam due to an excused reason, the exam can made up during the week listed below. Students may not use pre-arranged absences on exam days. Vacation and traveling outside of the country are not excused absences.
Semester grades for all Language Arts, PE, Foreign Language and Technical Education classes are comprised of a 10% multiple choice final exam and a 10% writing/performance exam unless there is a required Milestone or district exam. All other courses have a breakdown of 15% for multiple choice and 5% for performance/writing.
Final Exams Fall Semester 2019
December 17, 2019 (full school day):
7th period final
December 18, 2019 (early release):
4th & 2nd period finals
December 19, 2019 (early release):
5th & 3rd period finals
December 20, 2019 (early release):
6th & 1st period exams
Early Release Exam Blocks
First exam block: 7:20am-9:25am
Second exam block: 9:35am-11:45am
Make-up exams will be given January 6-10, 2020 during lunch periods.
Final Exams Spring Semester 2020
Monday May 11
Tuesday May 12
Science and Fine Arts
Wednesday May 13
Thursday May 14
Social Studies and CTE
Friday May 15
Foreign Language and PE
Make-up final exams for all classes and any outstanding remediation, review or retest opportunities.
What do I do if I miss a final exam?
Students with an EXCUSED ABSENCE (pre-arranged absences do not count as excused) may make up a missed final exam in January for fall semester or August for spring semester. For a listing of excused absences, as defined by the state of Georgia, please visit our Attendance Policies and Procedures page.
Note: Absences are unexcused for all other reasons, including but not limited to the following*:
- Missing the bus, oversleeping, power outages;
- Vacations, trips, family visits, college visits, non-school-sponsored events;
- Car trouble, babysitting, running errands, traffic accidents/problems
*The information listed above can be found on page 8 of the GCPS Choice Book.