FWCD Finals Have Arrived


Reena Alame

Teachers line up desks in the US commons, where finals are traditionally held.

Reena Alame, News and Perspectives editor

As the school year comes to a close, students must jump one final hurdle before their summers start: finals. Finals will be on May 21-23. The schedule for finals is as follows:

Date of Exam Type of Exam Hours
Monday, May 21 Science


10:30 a.m.* – 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Tuesday, May 22 Math


10:30 a.m.* – 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Wednesday, May 23 Languages


10:30 a.m.* – 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

*Note: Extended time students will begin their first exam at 9:45 a.m. (9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and finish their second exam at 3:45 p.m. (1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.).

**Note: Doubletons are not required for every student, unless the student has doubled up on a subject (e.g., a student taking two math classes). If that is the case, the student must take the exam for their extra class on the designated day.

Laura Michaelides, the US learning specialist, recommends students save all the quizzes and tests from this semester and encourages them to correct any mistakes made on those assessments.

“Final exams are based on previous quizzes and tests, so make sure you understand any mistakes you made on those quizzes and tests,” Michaelides said.

Teachers will also provide their students with a review packet for the final as additional study material.

Finals can be a stressful time for some students, so Michaelides suggests studying for finals the week before finals week, so that the night before a final, students are just reviewing material and not learning new information.

Michaelides also reminds students that during finals week it is important to “go to bed early at a regular time, have a good breakfast, stay hydrated, and go into final exams with confidence,” she said.   

FWCD seniors do not take finals, and sophomores do not have a traditional history final. The sophomores must write a policy recommendation paper on a United State’s federal issue and present their proposal to a faculty member on a designated day. Additionally, sophomores take a school trip to Washington, D.C. to enrich their government education.