It’s graduation exam time

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 10, 2000

Features Editor

The Alabama High School Graduation Exam will be administered to sophomores and juniors next week and Dr. Linda Felton, CHHS principal, said she would like to encourage parents to work with their students so they will be prepared to do their best on the exam.

"Parents can play an important role in their child’s success on the exam by making sure they get the proper amount of rest on the nights before testing," Felton said. "It is also very important that students arrive at school on time and bring #2 pencils which are required for marking the answer sheets. But, the most important way parents can help their children be successful is to encourage them to do their their best."

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Felton said, in addition to earning the 29 Carnegie Units necessary to graduate from high school, students must also pass the Graduation Exam in order to graduate.

"We are encouraging the students to take this exam very seriously," Felton said. "If they do take it seriously, they will perform up to their abilities. We hope that every student will do his or her best on the exam. Encouragement from home has a positive influence on the attitude of the students as they prepare for and take the exam. This encouragement can and will make a difference."

The Graduation Exam will be administered to sophomores four days next week and juniors all five days.

As the week progresses a little extra sleep and a few more words of encouragement will help keep the students rested and motivated.