Watauga High School & Innovation Academy


Asst. Principal

Asst. Principal

Asst. Principal

Asst. Principal

Dr. Chris Blanton

Dustin Kerley

Dr. Susan Mochen

Rachel Shepherd

Tierra Stark

300 Go Pioneers Drive

Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 264-2407

Fax: (828) 264-9030

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This letter is to inform you of the upcoming final exam window for EOCs, NCFEs, CTE Post Assessments, and teacher-made final exams for Fall 2018. All Watauga High School (WHS) and Innovation Academy (WIA) EOC, NCFE, and CTE courses require a NCDPI State Post Assessment, and all other WHS/WIA courses require a teacher-made final exam. All final exams must be given during the state mandated testing window: the last five instructional days of the semester. Final exams will count as 25% of the final grade for each student. Final exams assess students on knowledge and mastery of concepts learned during their course. Another purpose of the exam is to assist NCDPI and the US Department of Education in ensuring that students throughout the state have access to similar educational opportunities.

Fall 2018 final exams will be completed online unless otherwise noted by a teacher. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided for the students. Calculators are now available for students within the online exam, but students may bring their own approved calculator if they choose to do so. If you choose to bring your own calculator, please check with your teacher to know what type is allowed on your specific exam. Students will need to bring their school issued CHROMEBOOK and CHARGER to every testing/review session!  Students who DO NOT have their charged device WILL NOT be able to test at the designated time.

Cell phones and other personal devices (including smart watches) should NOT be brought to the testing site. If a cell phone or personal device is brought to the site, it will be kept by the test administrator until all testing has been completed for that session and then promptly returned to the student at the end of the testing session.

All necessary accommodations will be provided per the IEP, 504, or EL plan. Read aloud settings will be administered as Computer Read Aloud; please bring your own headphones, as the school as a limited supply.

Students must remain in the secure testing location until 12:30 each day. Please do not call to have your student released from their testing session, as we must maintain an equitable and secure site. Students will have review sessions each afternoon and will be released at 3:30pm.

All testing (EOCs, NCFEs, CTE PAs, and teacher-made exams) will be administered in the block in which students normally meet (see below). Exam makeups will be administered as necessary throughout the week.  Friday, December 21 will be a regular early release day with all students attending all classes, including FLEX.

It is expected that students will attend all day, every day during this testing window and that they will check their emails regarding any necessary makeups. Attendance will be taken.


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2nd block (2B)


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**No state testing


1st block EOC/NCFE/CTE/ Teacher-made exams


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2nd block (2B) EOC/NCFE/CTE/ Teacher-made exams


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3rd block (3B) EOC/NCFE/CTE/ Teacher-made exams


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4th block EOC/NCFE/CTE/ Teacher-made exams


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Spring Semester

The Watauga County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Paul Holden, Student Services Director 175 Pioneer Trail  PO Box 1790  Boone, NC 28607  (828) 264-7190 For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed/gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.