CCRSB’s Examination Exemption Protocol is intended to promote student learning, regular and punctual student attendance, and appropriate behavior.
Students may be eligible for up to a maximum of one exam exemption per semester, if the following criteria are met:
- A student shall accumulate no more than six (6) absences (coded as “E”) in any course. “E” is used to record an absence with notification.
- Notifications (defined as a written note, email, or verbal contact by parent/guardian) must occur within five (5) days of the student’s return to school.
- A student who has an absence coded as “U” in any course will not be considered for an exemption. “U” is used to record any absence without notification.
- Classes missed due to school-based activities (co-curricular and extracurricular) are not classified as absences. These are coded as “ACT”.
- Any student who has been suspended out-of-school is not eligible for an exam exemption in that semester. These are coded as “OSS”.
- School-based protocols pertaining to lates may impact eligibility for exam exemptions.
- Students must have completed all major assessment components in each of their courses.
- The CCRSB Exam Exemption Protocols do not apply to Nova Scotia Examinations (NSE), Nova Scotia Virtual School (NSVS), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced Placement (AP).
- A student cannot be exempt from an exam for which there is a Nova Scotia Examination the following year.
- If a student is exempt from an examination, the course mark (S1 or Y1) becomes the final mark (F1).
- A student who earns an exemption, but chooses to write the examination, will be assigned the higher final mark.