Semester 1 Exams Information

Exams begin at 8:40 am and dismissal is at 11:50 am on exam days.  (Students taking exams with accommodations, including extended time should follow the instructions emailed to by Student Support Services.  Extended time exams start at 8:00 and end at 12:30.)  

Exam Schedule:  

Tuesday, January 15 –  8:40-10:00 Theology 10:30-11:50 English

Wednesday, January 16 8:40-10:00 for Social Studies/Health and  10:30-11:50 for Math

Thursday, January 17 8:40-10:00 for Science and 10:30-11:50 for World Language

Friday, January 18 8:40-10:00 for Make-up/Conflict Exams, AP Psych, Psych, and AP Seminar

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 Thursday, 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 Thursday. The Library will not be available during exam week.

Students are expected to make-up missed exams on Friday morning, 1/18.  Exam day absences are excused for medical reasons only and may require a physician’s note, unless previously authorized by administration.  Make-up exams that remain incomplete after Friday will receive a zero grade unless previous arrangements have been made.

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.    
Use the resources you have been provided and ask for help if needed.  Your teachers are glad to help you prepare well.  

A Prayer for 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-