Senior Exemptions: Con

Finals week may be one of the most dreaded weeks of the year, but good news for you if you’re a senior, you probably don’t have to worry about it. Thanks to school policy, teachers may allow any seniors who have a 90 percent or higher as a final grade to be exempt from the final exam.

Although this is strictly a senior perk, all students should be able to enjoy this luxury if they’ve worked hard all year to earn an A. In almost any class with mixed grades, there is most likely a 9-11th grader who either has the same final grade as a senior, or higher.

Some seniors may take easier classes their last year of school because they already know what they are going to do after school and choose to have the least stressful year possible. For all the underclassmen who have loaded up on level ones and advanced placements (APs), they are the ones who should be able to catch a break to end the school year, not the seniors who have done this all year anyway.

This isn’t to say that some seniors don’t take challenging courses and work hard for their grades, it’s that other grades do too, and would all love to be able to get out of a few stressful exams.

Megan Rosen, Staff Writer

Sophomore Megan Rosen is a staff writer for the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is on the volleyball team.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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