I hope this email finds you well and that you and your families are ready for a restful and well-deserved spring break. As we enter April, we are continuing our preparations at Chardon High School for the upcoming AIR exams. The AIR exams are end-of-course exams mandated by the state of Ohio, and students earn graduation points regarding their results. Students will take the AIR exams as described below:
To maximize learning while administering the AIR exams, students will test during late-start on April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. The bell schedule for those testing dates will be as follows:
AIR Testing - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2nd period - 10:34 AM - 11:39 AM
4A period - (Lunch 11:43 AM - 12:13 PM) 12:17 PM - 1:21 PM
4B period - 11:43 AM - 12:13 PM (Lunch 12:17 AM - 12:47 PM) 12:51 PM - 1:21 PM
4C period - 11:43 AM - 12:47 PM (Lunch 12:51 PM - 1:21 PM)
6th period - 1:25 PM - 2:30 PM
Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 AM, and it is imperative that your student is at school on time on their assigned testing day.
In order to accommodate schedules of CHS, Auburn, and CCP students, the bell schedule on each Thursday after AIR exams will be adjusted, with classes concluding at 12:35 PM on April 12, 19, 26, and May 3.
The bell schedule for Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, and May 3 will be as follows:
1st period - 7:30 AM - 8:35 AM
3rd period - 8:39 AM - 9:44 AM
7th period - 9:48 AM - 10:53 AM
5A period - (Lunch 10:57 AM - 11:27 AM) 11:31 AM - 12:35 PM
5B period - 10:57 - 11:27 AM (Lunch 11:31 AM - 12:01 PM ) 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
5C period - 10:57 PM - 12:01 PM (Lunch 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM)
Transportation will continue to operate at the normally scheduled times. If a student is not testing on a particular day and needs transportation to school, they will be picked up at their normal time and report to school (students not testing and who arrive before their first class will wait in the cafeteria).
Student Example 1: A freshman student enrolled in Algebra 1 and English 1 will report to CHS by 7:30 AM on April 11 (for the ELA 1 exam) and May 2 (for the Algebra 1 exam). He/she does not need to report to school until 10:34 AM on April 18 and April 25 because he/she will not be taking the US Government, US History, or Biology exams.
Student Example 2: A senior student currently enrolled in second semester US Government (not first semester US Government) will report to CHS by 7:30 AM on May 2nd (for the US Government exam) . He/she does not need to report to school until 10:34 AM on April 11, 18, and 25 because he/she will not be taking an ELA, Algebra 1, or Geometry exam.
Students taking AIR exams should bring their Chromebook (fully charged), as well as a pair of headphones. We will provide extra sets of headphones, if students are unable to procure them.
Thank you for your patience and attention as we continue our preparations for the upcoming AIR exams. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chardon High School Guidance Department at (440) 285-4060.
The Chardon High School Guidance and Administrative Team