• 2022-2023 Final Exam Exemption Requirements


    Students may NOT be exempt from any final exams if the following occurs:

    • Student was not enrolled in school (Katy ISD or other districts) prior to the 10th day of instruction. This applies to the fall and spring semesters.
    • Student receives a U in conduct in one or more classes.
    • Student received an In-School Suspension, Out of School Suspension, and/or DAEP Placement consequence.

    Students may earn a specific course exemption by meeting the following requirements within that particular course:

    • Earned a semester course average of 80-100
    • Earned an S or higher conduct grade within the course
    • Equal to or fewer than EIGHT (8) absences within the course.
      1. Please note: Students who fall below the 90% attendance rule (more than 8 absences) will be required to sit for a final exam as part of their Attendance for Credit Plan. (College visits are included in the 8 absences)
        • This rule applies to students enrolled in an AP course who successfully sit for the AP exam for that course.  
      2. Please note: The following absence codes do NOT count towards the 8 allowable excused & unexcused absences:
        • P: Present but not in class
        • S: School-sponsored curricular and extra-curricular activity that is not UIL related
        • V: UIL and other competitive activities
    • Student does not owe any course fees or fines.
    • Student meets campus-specific requirements related to exemption submission deadlines and verification procedures for securing their exemptions.

    Students are eligible for the following number of final exam exemptions:

    • Ninth Grade: (1) Final Exam Exemption
    • Tenth Grade: (2) Final Exam Exemptions
    • Eleventh Grade: (3) Final Exam Exemptions
    • Seniors: May exempt ALL final exams, if eligible, during the fall and spring semesters.

    Final Exam Exemption Clarifications:

    • Except for seniors, students may not be exempt from the same course final for the fall and spring semesters.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:
      • Students enrolled in an AP course and successfully sit for the AP exam for that course may elect to be exempt from the final exam in the Spring semester.
      • The final exam exemption in which the student successfully takes the AP exam does not count toward the maximum number of exemptions for that student’s grade level.
      • Students must meet the requirement of having EIGHT (8) or fewer absences within the course.  

    NOTES: High school students are encouraged to verify semester exam exemption eligibility by continually monitoring their semester average(s), attendance, conduct grade(s) and behavior consequences via the Home Access Center (HAC). The HAC tile is available via the student’s My Katy Cloud Dashboard.

    NOTES: Katy Virtual School (KVS), HCCS dual-credit, and college prep courses CANNOT be exempted.