The Restless and Jam-Packed Exam Schedule for May


Sophomore Ansley Grimes is exempting “all of [her] finals because [she is] so smart.” (Photo by Sarah Treusch)

With the 2020-2021 school year coming to a close, all sorts of AP exams and End of Course assessments are approaching quickly, creating a hectic schedule no matter the student. Each student must stay organized and on top of the chaos that May brings. 


The first full school week in May Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 was an online learning week at NFHS, and teachers did not meet with students via google meets or other services. 


Each student was expected and required to complete their lessons through ItsLearning; however, the campus was open from 8:25 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for those who took EOC assessments. From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., AP testing occurred that week and continued through the next week. It will also continue the week following.


As usual, breakfast and lunch were served, and the buses ran as normal. If a student had to ride the bus home at 3:40 p.m., then they were provided with a Chromebook to complete their classes. 


The EOC Courses are as follows: Algebra 1, Biology, US History and American Literature.


Seniors took their finals May 11-14. The second-period finals were on May 11. The first and third-period finals were on May 12. The fourth and sixth-period finals were on May 13. The fifth and seventh-period finals were on May 14. That Monday, May 10, was a full seven-period day. 


Underclassmen finals will run on a different schedule. The first exam is Monday, May 24. On that day, exams for the first and second periods will be held. Tuesday, May 25 is when the exams for the third and fourth periods are, and Wednesday, May 26 is when the exams for the fifth and sixth periods are. The last day of school and finals is Thursday, May 27. Each of those days will be an early release day. 


Students who received a letter of exemption for a final or multiple finals are not required to be at school during the final they exempted.


Lunch during finals week is grab and go. Students will go to the cafeteria and eat lunch in their Raider Time Homebase.


First lunch is 10:10-10:30 a.m. for classes in the 800s, 300s, Trailers and Gym.


Second lunch is 10:35-10:55 a.m. for classes in the 100s, 200s, 400s, 500s and Performing Arts Center.


Students exempt from the second exam of the day will be released at 9:55 a.m. and don’t need to be checked out. Students exempt from the first exam of the day should report to their exam location at 11:25 a.m. and don’t need to be checked in. 


May is a month of pure hecticness and chaos, so students should be sure to keep up with the schedule.