February 1, 2019
Final Exam Information for Seniors

Dear Parents of Seniors,

We want to inform you about some important dates and a change in senior final exam procedures.

Save the Dates:

  • Graduation is Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the Rosemont Theatre.
  • The Senior Honors Ceremony will be an evening event on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the  Auditorium (Note: There will be a mandatory practice/meeting for participating students at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 5/15)
  • Prom is May 11 from 6:00 pm-11:00 pm at Meridian Banquets in Rolling Meadows.
  • Senior Breakfast is April 9 from 8 am-11:00 am at European Crystal Banquets in Arlington Heights.

Senior Finals Option:  Starting in May 2019, seniors will have the option to take their final exam that would be scheduled for May 14th and 15th (the two days designated for senior final exams). The grade they have going into that final exam would be the grade they keep if they choose not to take the final exam. If a student wishes to take the final to improve their grade, they may do so. Long term projects, presentations, or other experiences for seniors will need to be completed by the end of the day on May 13th. All grades for seniors are due Thursday, May 16th at 12 pm.

Students who have elected not to sit for a course final exam during May 14th and 15th will not need to attend the class on those days. Details about how attendance will work in those instances will be forthcoming. (Please note: there will be a mandatory practice/meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 5/15 for all students who are participating in the Senior Honors Night Program.)

All students (freshmen through seniors) who sit for an AP exam still have the option to waive their course final exam in that class (same procedure as the last two years).

Further considerations/clarifying statements:

  • Dual credit courses/PLTW that have a restriction on what must occur for finals are excluded from this change. The teacher must follow the dual credit final requirement.
  • Long term projects, presentations, or other experiences that a teacher deems necessary should be completed prior to the end of the day on 5/13.
  • Note for Mixed Grade Level Classes: It is not the intention that finals be given prior to 5/13 in mixed grade level classes (which would result in non-senior students essentially finishing up a week before the end of the school year); in these cases, senior students who elect to take a final should come in on 5/14 or 5/15 during the regularly scheduled class period to take the exam.

If students or parents have questions, they should speak to the appropriate teacher and/or Department Chairperson.