Final Exams

Final Exams


Final Exam Schedule Fall Semester 2018


December 17, 2018 (full school day)

December 18, 2018 (early release)

December 19, 2018 (early release)

December 20, 2018 (early release)


 Final Exam Schedule Spring Semester 2019


May 17, 2019 (full school day) 

 May 20, 2019 (early release)

 May 21, 2019 (early release)

 May 22, 2019 (early release)


Early Release Exam Blocks

First exam block: 7:20am-9:25am

Second exam block: 9:35am-11:40am


Cumulative final exams will be given the last 4 days of each semester. We ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the final days of the semester because of review for and administration of the final exams. Exams will not be given early. Students will not be permitted to check out during an exam period. If a student misses an exam due to an excused reason, the exam can made up during the week listed below. Students may not use pre-arranged absences on exam days. Vacation and traveling outside of the country are not excused absences.

FINAL EXAMS:  20% of the overall grade

Semester grades for all Language Arts, PE, Foreign Language and Technical Education classes are comprised of a 10% multiple choice final exam and a 10% writing/performance exam unless there is a required Milestone or district exam.  All other courses have a breakdown of 15% for multiple choice and 5% for performance/writing. 



Students with an EXCUSED ABSENCE (pre-arranged absences do not count as excused) may make up a missed final exam in January.  For a listing of excused absences, as defined by the state of Georgia, please visit the MCHS Attendance Procedures page on our school website.  Note: Absences are unexcused for all other reasons, including but not limited to the following*:     

a.  Missing the bus, oversleeping, power outages;      

b.  Vacations, trips, family visits, college visits, non-school-sponsored events;       

c.  Car trouble, babysitting, running errands, traffic accidents/problems

*The information listed above can be found on page 8 of the GCPS Choice Book. 



Students must check-in at the Curriculum Office at 2:30. You will need to bring your excuse note with you in order to take the final.  Vacations or trips are not excused according to Gwinnett County Policy. 

Final Exam Exemption Policy  

Please refer to page 29 of your Agenda Book.