Once students complete all the units of the course, it is time to prepare for a final exam. A final exam is required for every course. This is necessary to validate the student truly did the work and completed the course themselves. It is our safeguard to assure JCPSeSchool can give a student credit for a course which we can safely say the student completed.
The process begins with the student filling out a course evaluation which is found in the Last Steps folder in the Lessons section. This evaluation is released at the moment the student has met all grade requirements in the course. Once this is submitted a Practice Final will be released. This practice final can be taken multiple times and it gives the student a gauge for the score they will make on the Final Exam. We encourage the student to take the Practice Final at some point without notes or any reference material since they will not be allowed to use their notes on the actual Final Exam.
Once the student scores 70% on their Practice Final they are ready to schedule the Final Exam. If the student is working with one of our partner schools either inside or outside Jefferson County, we will have trained proctors at that site where the student can schedule the taking of the Final Exam. It must be proctored and there is a time limit of 90 min. If a student resides in Jefferson County, they may schedule their Final Exam at our offices in the Dawson Orman Center. All other students will need to contact JCPSeSchool to make arrangements for finding a proctor that we can approve and train. Just call the eSchool office to find out more details.
A credit is awarded to the student for a score of 60% or higher on the Final Exam. The overall final grade for the course is calculated using the course average as 75% and the Final Exam as 25%.