Second Semester - Senior Final Exam Expectations
Kelly Corry

We wanted to take a moment to walk through the criteria for seniors to be exempt from their second semester final exams, and while we know that seniors are aware of the new procedure, we wanted to be sure that families were officially aware of this change to assure that our seniors kick off second semester on the right foot.

In general, the criteria reflects what we hope all of our students will do each and every day: be in class on time, keep up with assignments/projects, strive to do well academically, and follow the rules at York.

Senior Final Examinations
All students will be required to take final examinations. Seniors may qualify for an exemption from their 8th semester (spring) final examinations in all courses if the student has:

●   No Behavior Consequences issued by a Dean (e.g. Academic Dishonesty, Fighting, Illegal Substances, Gross Insubordination) during 2nd semester.

●   No Parking Violations during 2nd semester.

●   A grade of “C” or better for the semester five days prior to the beginning of semester exams.

●   No more than eight total absences in the course during 2nd semester.

-Or-

●   No Behavior Consequences issued by a Dean (e.g. Academic Dishonesty, Fighting, Illegal Substances, Gross Insubordination) during 2nd semester.

●   No Parking Violations during 2nd semester.

●   Is passing the course for the semester five days prior to the beginning of semester exams.

●   No more than five total absences in the course during 2nd semester.

●   No more than two missing assignments.

Seniors who are not exempt from last semester final examinations will take their examinations at the regularly scheduled times for semester examinations. Students who qualify for an exemption can take the final exam if they choose to do so. This final exam will then be counted towards the student’s semester grade.

School related absences do not count against a student’s attendance.

We hope that this procedure both helps to reduce a student's anxiety as they prepare for their next step beyond York and to encourage students to finish strong. York's staff and administration hope that you and your family have a restful winter break, and seniors, the first day of second semester begins on Monday, January 6th, so we hope to see each of you in class, ready to go. Go Dukes.

Sincerely,

Erin DeLuga and the York Administration