Millwood High

Exam Exemptions

Students at Millwood are eligible to receive an exemption in ONE (1) of their classes every semester if they meet the guidelines of the policy. The FAQ below explains the details of this policy.

FAQ

WHAT EXAMINATIONS DO NOT HAVE EXEMPTIONS?

- Grade 12 courses that have common board examinations.
- Grade 11 courses that lead into Grade 12 courses that have common board examinations.
- Any exam or final assessment that is NOT scheduled during the examination period.

HOW MANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCES CAN I HAVE?

Any unexcused absence will result in the loss of the right to be exempt from ANY course

HOW MANY EXCUSED ABSENCES CAN I HAVE?

You are permitted no more than six (6) excused absences per course.

WILL I BE ABLE TO CHECK MY ATTENDANCE?

Parents and students can check attendance regularly on the StudentInformation System Portal (SIS).

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO REPORT AN EXCUSED ABSENCE?

- Parents have three (3) days to communicate excused absences to the office once you have returned to school.
- Excused absences must be communicated to the main office secretary via an email or phone call. NO NOTES WILL BE  ACCEPTED.
- It is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to ensure that the absence is appropriately coded. Please check the SIS portal to ensure accuracy. 

HOW MANY LATES CAN I HAVE?

Students are expected to arrive on time for all classes.  If you have more than SIX lates, you will not be eligible for an exam exemption in any course.

ARE THERE OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER?

Yes, you must have the minimum number of absences in ALL your classes, not just the class you want to exempt.

IF I AM ELIGIBLE, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

You will be expected to fill out paper work at the end of the semester and request an exemption. The form will need to be signed by every course teacher and a parent/guardian.

CAN I CHANGE MY MIND AFTER I PASS IN THE FORM?

No. You may choose to write the selected exam but you are not allowed to change your exempted course after you have passed in the form.

CAN I STILL WRITE THE EXAM IF I WANT?

Yes, you can write the exempted exam and be given the higher of the two marks.