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Final Exams

Student wearing a gold sweatshirt sitting at a desk filling in bubbles on their exam with a red pencil

Glenbrook North High School's final exams occur over four days at the end of each semester.

Each day includes two 90-minute exam blocks with a 15-minute break.

Students must be present for classes where exams are required. For blocks, when students do not have an exam, they can leave campus or remain in one of the designated quiet study areas.

Bus routes will run on their regular pick-up schedule these days, and a modified drop-off schedule will depart from GBN at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Dates of Final Exams

Schedule of Final Exams

Day 1

  • 8-9:30 a.m. | Block 1 (Green)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. | Block 2 (Green)

Day 2

  • 8-9:30 a.m. | Block 3 (Green)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. | Block 4 (Green)

Day 3

  • 8-9:30 a.m. | Block 1 (Gold)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. | Block 2 (Gold)

Day 4

  • 8-9:30 a.m. | Block 3 (Gold)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. | Block 4 (Gold)

On exam days, teams and activities must not begin before 2 p.m.

Additional Information

Each student must complete semester evaluations according to administrative guidelines. Permitting deviations from established evaluation dates and time is not within a teacher's prerogative.

Attendance

Students are required to only attend during their classes designated time. Students who do not have a scheduled exam can stay on campus in designated areas, including a department resource center, cafeteria or the library. All hallways, except student centers, are closed during exam periods.

Each exam is 90 minutes, and students must stay in their testing room for the entire period. We recommend students bring study materials to use when they have completed the exam before the end of the exam period.

In the rare instance that a student needs to change an exam date, students should contact the Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction to discuss options.

Makeup and Extended Time Exams

Students can schedule makeup exams with their individual teacher for any time between noon and 1:30 p.m., or at another approved time. Extended-time exams are available each exam day from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bookstore

During first-semester exams, the bookstore will only accept buybacks for students graduating in January. All other buybacks will occur at the end of the school year.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria will open daily for breakfast, grab-and-go snacks and lunches until 12:30 p.m.

Bus Schedule

During our final exam week, buses will pick up students at their usual time and on a modified schedule for drop-off. Buses will leave GBN at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.