Final Exams

Comprehensive semester examinations will be given in all high school courses. Each student’s examination grade will represent a portion (but not more than 20%) of the semester grade. Seniors and Any student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course or International Baccalaureate (IB) course may be exempt from the final examination based on the following criteria:

AP/IB Final Exam Exemption:

  • Any student enrolled in AP or IB courses may be exempt from second semester final exams if they take the AP or IB exam for that course. Students must fully participate in the respective AP or IB exam to qualify for the exemption.
  • Any student taking both the AP exam and the dual college credit option will be required to take the final exam if that final exam is a requirement of the college or university for the given course. Any student taking both the AP exam and the dual college credit option, and the college or university does not require a final exam, the student may opt out of the Shawnee Mission School District teacher-generated final exam per the exemption guidelines.

If the student is not taking the AP exam, then the student will take the required final exam, whether from the college/university or from the Shawnee Mission School District teacher