Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12: 1-2
Free Blocks: Students can spend their time during free blocks in the Saints Cafe, in the plaza, or at one of the many tables located on the west side of Building A.
Final Exams: Learning how to prepare for final examinations is a vital component of both secondary and post-secondary education. Final exams are one of many assessment tools which assist in determining whether or not students have retained the knowledge they have acquired throughout the course of the year.
Learning how to prepare for final examinations is a vital component of both secondary and post-secondary education. Final exams are one of many assessment tools which assist in determining whether or not students have retained the knowledge they have acquired throughout the course of the year.
All academic courses give final examinations and all CLHS teachers prepare study guides for final examinations. While some teachers may choose to use “final projects” as an additional tool to assess learning, these projects are just one component of the examination process and students will still be expected to complete an in-class final component. Final examinations vary in weight; however, no final exam is worth more than 20% of a grade in a CLHS class.
- Online/Blended Courses: Online and blended courses have final examinations. Teachers will coordinate with students the date, time, and facilities (if needed).
- Honors Courses: In order to meet UC A-G requirements and support the expected rigor associated with a higher level course, all honors courses include comprehensive final examinations at the close of semester two. These examinations cover material from both semesters one and two.
- AP Courses: For the majority of AP students, a cumulative project that is assigned after the AP exam will take the place of a more formal and traditional final. Cumulative projects focus on the real-world application of the knowledge gained throughout the academic year. Students who do not take the AP examination will have a comprehensive final that covers the material from both semesters in addition to the cumulative project.
At the discretion of each individual department, non-honors and non-AP courses may include semester final examinations or comprehensive examinations. Whether comprehensive or not, teachers will make students aware of the format at the beginning of the course by way of the course syllabus and provide study guides which are well-aligned with the expectations.
All students are expected to take final examinations during the scheduled examination block. At the conclusion of each final exam, students may not depart class prior to the bell. Rather, students must remain quiet under the supervision of their instructor. Tardiness is generally unacceptable and in the case of finals, not permitted as it causes disruption to students taking tests. Also, dress code policies are in effect during final examinations. No student may be excused from taking a final examination without the permission of the Principal or Assistant Principal. Students needing additional accommodations during final examinations must receive prior approval through the CLHS Learning Success Program.
During finals there is limited supervision on campus after 12:30 p.m. Parents must arrange for students to be picked up after their last final of the day. Students are encouraged to leave campus and study at home for upcoming finals.