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2018-2019 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 a 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. 

Refer to the chart below for a detailed explanation.         

GRADE

REQUIREMENTS
(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 yearlong 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

  • Absences marked as "School Activity" are excused and may include: field trips, sporting events, school competitions, and school testing.

  • 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 before 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.

  4. If my child takes four college visits in the spring would he be able to exempt his finals?

    The incentive 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 incentive 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. On-line 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 the 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.   

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CCRPI Scores

Cambridge High School

Georgia Department of Education released the 2018 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI is the way the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) measures schools and school districts and gives them a rating on a 100-point scale. The State DOE made the following changes to the 2018 CCRPI calculation: schools could not earn bonus points, schools were capped at 100 points for performance on individual metrics (even though we earned 100 points in areas in the past), school performance targets were set based on prior school performance instead of state targets, and for the first time the state weighted growth scores.

Our 2018 score of 93.6 (out of a 100-point scale) is a new baseline using the new CCRPI calculation. Due to the changes in CCRPI components and indicators, as well as the weighting of components, an apples to apples comparison of CCRPI scores from year to year is difficult.

We view the annual CCRPI report as an opportunity to examine our test data and understand where we excel and where we need to make improvements. At the same time, we do not feel one measurement, such as the CCRPI score, is completely reflective of our school and the great things that happen every day for our kids.

The vast majority of the CCRPI score derives from student performance on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG)/End of Course tests. Our test data indicates that we performed above the District scores and continue to excel in student progress, readiness, and content mastery, and we will focus on improvements in the area of closing the gap.  

We are making efforts to address this area with our student support programs in GROWL, CLAWS, and PAWS. We continue to support our 9th grade students with transition programs such as GROWL and our CLAWS mentoring. We utilize our student support programs such as PAWS, individual student intervention, and teacher collaboration to help students achieve at the highest levels and close gaps.

I do want to point out the progress we have made in the areas of attendance and graduation rate. We have achieved one of the highest high school attendance rates in the county, with 95.83%. We would like to thank our students and families for making school attendance a priority. We are also proud of our 98.7% graduation rate which is the highest in Fulton County Schools.

The CCRPI is an assessment of how we are doing in relation to the End of Grade/End of Course tests. We are thankful to have a snapshot of our performance, but we recognize that these CCRPI scores are based on one-day tests; whereas, the school year is 180 days. There are many great things happening for our students that are not captured by a single measurement like the CCRPI.

The Georgia Department of Education also recently released its annual School Climate Star ratings for all schools in Georgia. School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the "culture" of a school. School climate ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2017-2018 school year, and each school is rated on a 1-5 scale, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate in need of improvement. Our 2018 score is "4" Star, which is consistent with last year.

We believe that our school has an exceptional climate, and that is partly because of your support. We are also proud of our students and faculty who demonstrate positivity and concern for promoting a safe and secure learning environment.  

As principal, I am proud to represent a school that continually strives to improve. Thank you for your support as we continue to prepare students for success on their chosen path after their time at Cambridge High School.

Sincerely,

Kimberly H. Premoli
Principal
Cambridge High School

 

2018 SAT Scores

Cambridge High School

Cambridge was one of ten schools in Fulton County posting double-digit gains in the total SAT score for 2018.  

​2017
# Taking Test

2017
Mean EBRW Score

2017​Mean Math Score2017
Total EBRW & Math
2018
#
Taking Test
​2018 Mean EBRW Score2018 Mean EBRW
Score
2018
Total EBRW & Math
​Cambridge​292581​​574​1155​377​601​583​1184
​Fulton Co.​4110​533​518​1051​5411​551​540​1091
​Georgia​63805​535​515​1050​65900​537​517​1054

EBRW =  Evidence Based Reading/Writing

 

2018 ACT College Readiness Scores

Cambridge High School

Average ACT Scores -
Class of 2018

- 321 students took the ACT
- English average score: 26.1 
  (State average: 20.9)
- Mathematics: 25.1
  (State average: 20.7)
- Reading: 26.5
  (State average: 22.1)
- Science: 25.2
  (State average 21.2)
- Composite: 25.9
  (State average: 21.4)

Percent of ACT-Tested Students Ready
for College-Level Coursework

- College English: 91%  (State average: 65%)
- College Algebra: 73%  (State average: 40%)
- College Social Science 76%: (State average: 49%)
- College Biology 70%: (38%)
- Meeting All Four: 60%  (State average: 27%)

These scores reflect the achievement of our graduates on the ACT and an indication of the extent to which they are prepared for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. 

The class of 2018 reported the highest average score in all four areas and the composite score of the past five years of report results. 

 

​Final Exam Exemption Incentive

2018-2019

 

First Semester Final Exams:

December 17 - 20, 2018

 

Second Semester Final Exams:

May 20 - 23, 2019

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