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2017 – 2018
Final Exam Exemption Incentive

The Final Exam Exemption Incentive provides all students the opportunity to exempt final exams provided a student misses no more than five days per semester of that particular class and has a class average of 70 or above. If a student exceeds five absences, he/she may still exempt with an average of 90 or above. 

Out of School Suspension will count towards absences to exempt final exams.  

Refer to the chart below for a detailed explanation.         

GRADEREQUIREMENTS
(Student must meet ALL requirements.)
# EXEMPTIONS ALLOWED
9th
  1. 5 or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class you wish to exempt the final exam
  2.  OSS counts toward absences
  3. Average ≥ 70 
  4. Only one absence from GROWL for the year
  5. * Perfect year long attendance in GROWL will result in TWO exemptions during the second semester
ONE
* TWO
10th
  1. 5 or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class you wish to exempt the final exam
  2. OSS counts toward absences
  3. Average ≥ 70
TWO
11th
  1. 5 or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class you wish to exempt the final exam
  2.  OSS counts toward absences
  3. Average ≥ 70
THREE
12th
  1. 5 or fewer absences (excused and unexcused) per semester, in the class you wish to exempt the final exam
  2.  OSS counts toward absences
  3. Average ≥ 70
SIX

NOTE:

* Students with perfect attendance in GROWL will also receive a season pass for all sporting events Sophomore year at Cambridge.

* Out of School Suspension will count towards absences to exempt final exams

* Official college visits do not count towards exemptions. An official college visit requires:

  • A Request for Pre-Arranged College Visit Form from the attendance office and filled out three days prior to the visit
  • Documentation of your visit on college letterhead with the date of the visit to be turned in to the attendance office

 

Final Exam Exemption Incentive - Q&A

  1. What is the purpose of the exam exemption incentive? 
    The purpose of our exemption incentive is to improve student attendance.   
  2. What is the rationale behind documenting student absences?
    1. To ensure the accuracy of student records
    2. Absences that are excused permit students to make up work without a penalty
    3. To determine eligibility for the exam exemption.
  3. Is taking an AP exam considered an excused absence?
     Students taking an AP Exam are coded as "school activity" on the day they take an AP Exam. Therefore, their absence will not count against them for attendance regarding the Final Exam Exemption Incentive Policy.
  4. If my child takes four college visits in the spring would he be able to exempt his finals?
    The policy states that official documented college visits are not counted towards absences. Official college visits are when the student has completed the pre-arranged college visit form and has supplied the proper documentation of the college visit to the attendance office.
  5. If my daughter gets sick and misses six days of school one semester, can she still exempt? 
    The policy aligns with the state reporting guidelines in which an absence is an absence.  The student could still be eligible to exempt finals provided she has no more than five absences per semester or at least a 90 cumulative grade point average in the class. 
  6. Can a student exempt a final exam in an AP course or a graded experience for a course with an EOC?
     Students can request to exempt the final exam in an AP course or the graded experience in an EOC class, based on the final exam exemption incentive.
  7. In what classes can final exams not be exempted?
    1. Online courses
    2. Courses that have a state mandated assessment
    3. Any Move-On-When-Ready course
       
  8. Can you exempt an End of Course (EOC) test?
     No, however a student may exempt the graded experience in an EOC course when it is provided during the final exam testing period.
  9. Where do I go if I have more questions about attendance?
    To verify absences per course, go to Student Access Center/Home Access Center at www.fultonschools.org, then go to Student and Parents Home Access Center. You can always reach out to your child's assistant principal or our attendance office if you have questions regarding your child's attendance.   

 

 

Course Selection - 2017 - 2018

Resources regarding the 2017 - 2018 registration process can be found below. Please contact your guidance counselor if you have any questions.

Special Programs Nigh Schedule

8th Grade Transition PowerPoint

CHS Electives Video

Advanced Placement and Honors Course Waiver 2017 - 2018 

Cambridge Course Recommendation Guidelines

Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines - 2017 - 2018

Fulton County Continuous Achievement Q&A - 2017

2017 - 2018 Cambridge Curriculum Guide

2017 - 2018 Elective Offerings by Grade Level:
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

World Language Selection - Parent Letter
To view everything Cambridge Electives courses have to offer, click here to watch the middle school transition video. The video was filmed, edited, and produced by our Audio Video Technology and Film teacher and students here at Cambridge.

 

Cambridge High School
2017-2018 Registration Process and Timeline

Core Subject Recommendation
Teachers of pre-requisite core courses (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages) are responsible for making appropriate course recommendations for the next school year. These recommendations generated the First Course Verification Form that was distributed to students today who will now have an opportunity to review their teachers' recommendations and make any necessary changes.  Students will receive two additional Course Verification Forms before the end of this school year, allowing them to update their course requests, if necessary, before the final deadline of June 16, 2017.

Students are encouraged to pursue a challenging course of study; however, they should keep in mind that the demands of on-level, honors-level, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses vary.  Students should consider their entire course load and aim for a balanced schedule by taking into account teacher recommendations, District placement guidelines, course load, extra-curricular commitments, interest level, after-school jobs, future goals, and other factors when signing up for honors-level and AP courses.  Teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to use the matrix at the following link to provide additional guidance in making course selections.  Students who receive two or more ratings of 1 or 2 are not strong candidates for honors or AP classes. 
Cambridge Course Recommendation Guidelines

No student who meets the criteria outlined in the Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines should be prevented from taking a course, but this is only one criteria used to determine appropriate placement. The student's overall aptitude demonstrated by evidence from past performance, and teacher feedback should be considered, always bearing in mind what is in the best interests of the student. District placement guidelines can be found at the link below.
Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines

After considering teacher recommendations and the guidance charts, parents may sign a waiver for placement in an accelerated, honors, or Advanced Placement course if a student does not meet the District placement guidelines and was not recommended by his or her teacher.  The waiver form can be found at the link below.
Advanced Placement and Honors Course Waiver

Additional resources regarding the course selection process, including the 2017 – 2018 Cambridge High School Curriculum Guide can be found on our website: www.cambridgehs.org > About > Academics.


Second Course Verification Form
February 27, 2017
Students will receive 2nd course verification forms that list all of their requests (core courses and electives). Students will have an opportunity to make changes to their requests on these forms. During this second verification, students will state their intent to take Move On When Ready (MOWR) courses and courses online; information regarding online course options will be provided. The Counseling department will host a MOWR informational meeting for students and parents on February 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Third Course Verification Form
April 19, 2017
Students will receive 3rd course verification forms to confirm and to make changes to their course requests for next year. This is another opportunity for students to make changes if needed.

Final Course Change Deadline
June 16, 2017
Course request changes must be communicated on or before June 16, 2017. Immediately following June 16, the master schedule will be generated from the course requests generated through the course verification process; students' course requests will be honored in the creation of the 2017-2018 master schedule. Cambridge High School does not have a "drop/add" period for course changes.

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