Fall semester Exam Week at West Side High School is December 16-20 for residential classes. (Students in concurrent college credit courses and Virtual Arkansas courses will have completed their finals.) On or before Monday, December 16, Grade 7-12 students will know whether they are exempt from exams. The parent of a student who cannot take an exam scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday (due to court, counseling, or medical appointment) must call the office to schedule a makeup exam. Out-of-town trips will be counted as unexcused absences, and students will make up those exams at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4..
SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE: December 16–20
Monday, Dec. 16 is a regular class day, and all students should attend unless they have a day available to take an absence for part or all of the day. Teachers will notify students of exemption status no later than this day.
Students who have four exams scheduled for one day may make arrangements to take one of them on Dec. 20.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 is Review Day. Only students who are taking exams should attend. These students may attend part or all of the day with parent’s permission; however, they may not leave campus and return in the same day.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 is a Testing Day for the odd periods -- Students may miss testing periods for which they are exempt. Under no circumstances may a student leave campus and return the same day.
Thursday, Dec. 19 is a Testing Day for the even periods -- Students may miss testing periods for which they are exempt. Under no circumstances may a student leave campus and return the same day.
Friday, Dec. 20 is a Makeup Test Day for students who have an excused absence for a documented, medical, counseling, or court appointment. No Grade 7-12 student should attend unless a prior arrangement has been made to make up a semester exam. School dismisses at 3:05 p.m. for students making up exams.
SCHEDULED TIMES FOR SEMESTER EXAMS
Monday, Dec. 16- Normal bell schedule; no exams
Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Normal bell schedule; review for exams
Wednesday, Dec. 18
8:00 – 9:15 1st period exam
9:20 – 10:35 3rd period exam
10:40 – 11:55 Study hall with mentor teacher
Lunch 11:55 – 12:35
12:40 – 1:55 5th period exam
2:00 – 3:05 7th period exam
Thursday, Dec. 19
8:00 – 9:15 2nd period exam
9:20 – 10:35 Study hall with mentor teacher
10:40 – 11:55 4th period exam
Lunch 11:55 – 12:35
12:40 – 1:55 8th period exam
2:00 – 3:05 Study hall with mentor teacher
Friday, Dec. 20
Make-up testing for students who have arranged for a makeup exam.
Students begin testing at 8 a.m. and move classroom to classroom as exams are completed in order of class schedule. There is no bell schedule.