Semester & Final Exams

  • Waxahachie High School will offer exemptions from some semester exams for students who meet the following criteria:

    • Freshmen may qualify for the semester and final exam exemptions in up to 2 classes. 
    • Sophomores may qualify for the semester and final exam exemptions in up to 4 classes. 
    • Juniors may qualify for the semester and final exam exemptions in up to 6 classes. 
    • Seniors may qualify for the semester and final exam exemptions in up to 8 classes. 
    • To be eligible for an exemption in a particular class, students must meet the following criteria
      • have a 90 or better semester average in that class 7 days prior to the exams 
      • must have had no zeros in that class
      • must have been assigned 3 or fewer days in ISS (No OSS or DAEP)

    Any student that qualifies for an exemption may choose to take the exam. The option which best helps the student’s semester grade will be used by the teacher in their calculations.  The Waxahachie High School exemption policy in dual credit courses pertains only to the Waxahachie High School curriculum. College courses must meet semester exam/final exam requirements as determined by the college curriculum.  The students are exempt from the EXAM ONLY, not from attendance in the class during the exam day.