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Final Exams

Many Virtual High School courses require that students write a closed-book final exam at the end of each course. This online exam must be written in the presence of an approved proctor. A proctor is an individual who meets with a student to witness the final exam being written and later attests that all procedures were properly followed. The date, time, place, and proctor for a studentís final exam are selected by the student but must be approved by the VHS Exams Administrator.

Students must choose one of two proctoring arrangements: in-person proctoring and online proctoring.

Option 1: In-Person Proctoring

The student may select a proctor to meet with in person for the purpose of invigilating the exam.

The student must apply to write the final exam a minimum of two weeks* prior to the proposed exam date by submitting a Proctor Approval Application to the VHS Exams Administrator.

In order to be approved, any in-person exam proctor must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must not be related to the student in any way
  • Must not be a student at any level of study
  • Must not be a tutor
  • Must have a university degree or college designation
  • Must have a valid, non-generic business email address provided by the proctorís current place of work

If the proctor is approved, both the proctor and student will be provided with detailed exam instructions via email. The approved proctor and student may then proceed with the final exam as scheduled. Once the exam has been written, the proctor must sign the Proctor Memorandum provided by VHS indicating that all procedures were properly followed. This document must be returned to the VHS Exams Administrator promptly following the exam. A studentís final grade is not released until this document has been submitted.

If a student chooses a proctor who charges a fee for their services, the student is responsible for those or any other expenses.

* Have this reduced to one week by using a proctor from our Pre-Approved Proctors List.

Option 2: Online Proctoring

Students may use Examity, a pre-approved, online proctoring service. This service is particularly helpful for students who are unable to find an in-person proctor or require last-minute exam arrangements. Although VHS strongly recommends scheduling at least two days in advance to allow for proper teacher communication, students may schedule with Examity as little as 30 minutes prior to writing.

To schedule an exam, students must set up a profile with Examity via the student portal, which is accessible from the home page of the VHS learning environment. The student will be emailed a list of detailed instructions for writing the exam with the online proctor.

For this proctoring option, students will be required to have:

  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Government-issued photo ID

Upon completion of the exam, the student’s exam video will be reviewed to verify that all procedures were properly followed.

Examityís fees are payable by the student upon scheduling the exam. In addition to the fees below, there is a US$5.00 rush fee for exams scheduled within 24 hours of the chosen exam time.

Exam Length

Examity Fee (USD)

1.5 hours


2 hours


2.5 hours


3 hours