Exam Reminders for Students

A few reminders as you prepare for exams:

  • Exams begin at 8:00 and dismissal is at 11:10 on exam days.  (Students taking exams with accommodations, including extended time, please follow the instructions emailed to you by Student Support Services.  Extended time exams start at 7:30 and end at 11:40.)  
  • Exam schedule:  

Tuesday, January 16 8:00-9:20 Health and Social Studies 9:50-11:10 Theology

Wednesday, January 17 8:00-9:20 Science 9:50-11:10 World Language

Thursday, January 18 8:00-9:20 Math 9:50-11:10 English

Friday, January 19 8:00-9:20 Make-up/Conflict Exams and  AP Seminar

  • Reminder:  There is no school on Monday, January 15th.  
  • Bussing is available in the morning before exams, but not after.  Please plan for transportation after exams.  
  • Plan to arrive in plenty of time to get organized and centered before the exam start time.  You will have 30 minutes between exams.  
  • You are welcome to study in the Student Center before and between exams, and during exam times if you do not have a scheduled exam.  On Wednesday, only the second floor of the Student Center will be available between exams, and both floors of the Student Center will be in use and not available to students during the World Language (second) exam on Wednesday.   The Library will not be available during exam week.      
  • Exams are scheduled in the STEAM Center, and room numbers will be posted outside these classrooms.   

Some study tips:

  • Get enough sleep – To be in top form, your body and brain need rest.  Make a schedule that allows you a good balance of study time, other activities, and sleep.  Trust the hard work you have invested all semester, and avoid late-night study sessions.  
  • Eat healthy – To give yourself the fuel you need, eat nutritious food and avoid high caffeine and junk food.  
  • Take breaks – For every hour you study, take a 15-minute break.  This helps your memory and gives you a chance to re-energize.  
  • Follow your style – Use what has worked for you in the past.  Think about where you study best, the time of day and the methods that work for you and use those.  
  • Focus study groups – If you like to study with friends, make sure your study time doesn’t become social time.  Schedule time for socializing before or after your scheduled study time.    
  • Most importantly, have faith.   You have been prepared well and you have worked hard.  

A Prayer before studying for exams:  God of Wisdom, I thank you for the knowledge gained and the learning experiences of the semester. I come to you this day and ask you to illuminate my mind and heart. Let your Spirit be with me as I prepare for exams, guiding my studies, and giving me insight so that I can perform to the best of my ability. Please grant me the strength to handle the pressure during these final days of the semester, the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all. Help me to keep in mind what is truly important, even as I focus my time and energy on these tests in the immediate future. Finally, may I sense your peace in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day.  -Amen-