Students testing during finals week

Christian Gallardo, Staff Editor

Following the end of EOC STAAR testing for students, the school began the process of finals week. Starting from June 4 to June 9, all seniors who weren’t exempt, took their final exams. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors would all take their final exams from June 9 to June 14. 

All seniors will be going through clearance from June 10 to June 15, so they will not be testing for that period. 

“It is very important that students who are not exempt, take their final exam,” English teacher Emily Masterson said. “My exam won’t be very hard, and it would be a real shame if the students who are supposed to take it, didn’t show up for it.” 

If students were not exempt and don’t show up for their final exam, they instantly fail their exam and would drop their semester average by 10 points. 

“I remember at the end of my freshman year; I didn’t show up to class for my biology final thinking that it wouldn’t really hurt my average and I was ever wrong because it dropped my average from a 70 to a 60,” junior Tristan Endlich said. “I ended up failing that class and had to retake it my sophomore year.” 

Seniors got to take their exams earlier than all the other students as they had to go through senior clearance appointments. 

“I was passing all of my classes this year and was able to be exempt from my finals,” senior Joaquin Ortega said. “Now, I’m just in the process of going through senior clearance and seeing if I owe anything to the district.”