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Skip-A-Final

Senior DHS Skip-a-Final, Positive Attendance Incentive

The end of the school year and final exams are quickly approaching. Detailed information regarding Skip-A-Final procedures for senior students are included below. The Spring 2024 Final Exam schedule to also linked for reference.

  • Skip-A-Final forms will be available for pick up in the main office beginning Friday, May 3 at 7:30 AM.
  • Forms must be signed by the student, parent and participating teacher prior to being submitted.
  • All completed forms must be turned into the office by Thursday, May 9 at 3:00 PM.
  • If a senior student has opted out of a final, they are not expected to attend the final exam period.
  • Students arriving or leaving the building during final exams are expected to enter and exit through the attendance entrance.

 

Spring 2024 Final Exam Schedule

 

As a reminder, the requirements for participating in Skip-A-Final are as follows:

  • If a student has an “A” and 3 absences or less in the class for the semester, they qualify to skip that final exam.
  • If a student has a “B” and 2 absences or less in the class for the semester, they qualify to skip that final exam.
  • All absences (except official school activities, bereavement, and religious holidays of a student's own faith) count as an absence.
  • All end-of-semester study guides/projects must be completed, even if the student qualifies for Skip-A-Final.
  • Second-semester seniors may skip all final exams for which they qualify.
  • WIth teacher permission, qualifying students may choose to take a final exam as a means to raise (but not lower) their semester grade.

 

DHS Skip-a-Final, Positive Attendance Incentive for 9th-11th Graders

The end of the school year and final exams are quickly approaching. Detailed information regarding Skip-A-Final procedures for students in 9th-11th grade are included below. The Spring 2024 Final Exam schedule to also linked for reference.

  • Skip-A-Final forms will be available for pick up in the main office beginning Friday, May 10 at 7:30 AM.
  • Forms must be signed by the student, parent and participating teacher prior to being submitted.
  • All completed forms must be turned into the office by Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 PM.
  • If students are eligible to skip a G1, G2, G5, W1, W2 or W5 final, they are not expected to attend the final exam period. However, students must attend blocks G4 and W4 in their classrooms, even if they qualify for Skip-A-Final, in order to avoid students exiting and re-entering the building during the afternoons of final exams.

 

Spring 2024 Final Exam Schedule

 

As a reminder, the requirements for participating in Skip-A-Final are as follows:

  • If a student has an “A” and 3 absences or less in the class for the semester, they qualify to skip that final exam.
  • If a student has a “B” and 2 absences or less in the class for the semester, they qualify to skip that final exam.
  • All absences (except official school activities, bereavement, and religious holidays of a student's own faith) count as an absence.
  • All end-of-semester study guides/projects must be completed, even if the student qualifies for Skip-A-Final.
  • 9th-11th grade students may skip a maximum of two (2) final exams.
  • WIth teacher permission, qualifying students may choose to take a final exam as a means to raise (but not lower) their semester grade.

Participating Skip-A-Final Courses

*Check with the Teacher for details

English    
  AP Language and Composition No
  AP Literature and Composition No
  Honors English 9 No
  English 9 No
  Honors English 10 No
  English 10 No
  English 11 No
  English 12 No
  Creative Writing Yes
  AP Seminar No
  AP Research No
Social Studies    
  Civics Yes
  Honors Civics Yes
  World History Yes
  Psychology Yes
  AP Psychology Yes
  US History Yes
  AP US History Yes
  AP European History Yes
  Political Participation Yes
  Constitutional Law Yes
  AP Government Yes
World Lang    
  Spanish 1 No
  Spanish 2 Yes
  Spanish 3 No
  Spanish 4 No
  Heritage Spanish Yes
  AP Spanish Language and Composition No
  French 1 Yes
  French 2 Yes
  French 3 No
  French 4 No
Math    
  Integrated Math 1 Yes
  Integrated Math 1 Support Yes
  Honors Integrated Math 1 Yes
  Integrated Math 2 Yes
  Integrated Math 2 Support Yes
  Honors Integrated Math 2 Yes
  Integrated Math 3 Yes
  Integrated Math 3 Support Yes
  Pre-Calculus Yes*
  AP Calculus AB Yes*
  AP Calculus BC Yes*
  Intermediate Algebra Yes
  College Algebra Yes*
  AP Statistics Yes*
Arts    
  AP Music Theory No
  Concert Band Yes
  Symphonic Band Yes
  Wind Ensemble Yes
  History of Rock Yes
  Choir Foundations Yes
  Piano No
  Wildcat Chorale Yes
  Voce Yes
  Art 1 No
  Art 2 No
  Jazz Band Yes
  Applied Instrumental Music Yes
  Stagecraft No
  Drama Yes
  Adv. Drama No
  Rep. Theatre No
  Forensics No
  Adv. Forensics No
  Communication Yes
  AP Studio Art No
  Painting No
  Adv. Painting No
  Drawing Yes
  Adv. Drawing Yes
  Sculpture Yes
  Adv. Sculpture Yes
PE/Health    
  9th Grade PE Yes
  Health No
  Adv. Strength Yes
  Strength Yes
  Cardio Yes
  Lifetime Yes
  Team Sports TBD
Science    
  Biology No
  Honors Biology No
  Chemistry Yes
  Honors Chemistry No
  Physical Science Yes
  Physics Yes
  AP Physics No
  AP Chemistry No
  KNAT Yes
  Anatomy & Physiology No
  AP Biology Yes
  AP Environmental Science No
CTE    
  AP Computer Science Principles No
  Accounting Yes
  Adv. Accounting Yes
  Consumer Personal Finance Yes
  Sports & Entertainment Marketing Yes
  Family Studies Yes
  Career and Life Yes
  Human Growth Yes
  Nutrition and Wellness Yes
  Culinary Essentials Yes
  Leadership in Action Yes
  Teaching as a Career No
  Teaching Internship No
  Residential Carp 2 Yes
  Residential Carp 1 Yes
  Woodworking Yes
  Computer Graphics Yes
  Web page Design No
  Video Production Yes
  Broadcasting Yes
  Newspaper Yes
  Yearbook Yes
  Photo Imaging Yes
  Marketing No
  Marketing Applications No
  Engineering Design No
  POAE Yes
  Drafting Yes
  R & D Construction Design Yes
Other    
  AVID 9 Yes
  AVID 10 Yes
  AVID 11 Yes
  AVID 12 Yes
  ACT Prep No
  Peer Interactions Yes
  Reconnecting Youth Yes
  Study Skills Yes
  Strategic Learning Yes
  Career and Prevocation Interactions No