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Notification of Semester Exam Exemption Policy

At the July 11, 2022 Board meeting, the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees approved the District’s Semester Exam Exemption policy for student in grades 9-12.

As the result of work by the CCISD Attendance Taskforce and feedback from several stakeholder groups, CCISD made adjustments to the semester exemptions which will be active for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Clear Creek ISD Semester Exam Exemption plan is designed to promote academic achievement, regular attendance and responsible behavior.

Below is the approved CCISD Semester Exam Exemption Policy for the 2022-2023 school year.

CCISD Semester Exam Exemption Policy | 2022-2023


Overall Purpose of CCISD Semester Exam Exemption Policy

The Clear Creek ISD semester exam exemption plan is designed to promote academic achievement, regular attendance and responsible behavior.

 

Course Exemption List
 

Grade

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

9th

Electives only, excluding AP electives

All classes

10th

Electives only, excluding AP electives

All classes

11th

Electives only, excluding AP electives

All classes

12th

Electives only, excluding AP electives

All classes


* Electives are courses outside of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and world languages and cultures.

 

Criteria/Guidelines for Exemption Qualification
 

1.      Course Semester Average & Attendance Requirements per course

     a.      90-100 and no more than 4 absences per semester

     b.      80-89 and no more than 3 absences per semester

     c.       75-79 and no more than 2 absences per semester

 

2.      AP Course Semester Average & Attendance Requirements per course

     a.      90-100 and no more than 4 absences per semester

     b.      80-89 and no more than 3 absences per semester

     c.       70-79 and no more than 2 absences per semester

     d.      Must take the AP exam aligned with the course (fall semester AP courses – must be registered for the AP exam)

 

All absences count against exemption qualifications with the exception of school related business (such as UIL, field trips, etc). 5 tardies = 1 absence

Also, attendance is accounted for period-by-period for exemption purposes per class.

 

3.      Discipline

     a.      ISS/OSS the semester of the exam = exemption denied for ALL exams

     b.      DAEP placement or continuation of prior placement = exemption denied for ALL exams

     c.       Honor Code violation = exemption denied for ALL exams

     d.      Discipline referral in a class during the semester = exemption denied for that class

 

4.    Credit Recovery courses are not eligible for semester exam exemptions.

 

Any student eligible for exemption may elect to take semester exams to improve his/her grade. With this choice, a student’s semester average may only be increased by the examination grade and may not be reduced by the examination grade.

 

Appeals regarding the loss of exemption eligibility must be submitted in writing to the campus principal for consideration for a waiver to these criteria. Decisions regarding waivers and exam exemptions may not be appealed beyond the campus principal.

Exemption eligibility only excuses a student from taking a semester exam. It does NOT excuse a student from class attendance on the day of the exam.