Week 1: November 28-December 3

Wellness Winter Workshop (Session #1)
Tuesday, Nov 30 and Dec 7 from 2:45 to 3:45pm
Our Wellness Winter Workshop is a space to gather together and practice coping skills to thrive during finals and a long break with family. We will have an afternoon snack of Boba with good company. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up here.

Finals Informational for Frosh & Sophomores
Wednesday, Dec 1 and Thursday, Dec 2 at lunch in Room 314
An informational meeting for our underclasses on all things finals. Encourage your 9th and 10th graders to join in and hear from current students on best ways to prepare, how to prioritize AND hear from a teacher in each discipline about how to best prepare for a final in Math, English, Science, History & World Language.

  • Wednesday, Dec 1 – Math/Science/World Language
  • Thursday, Dec 2 – English/History

MATHursdays with Mr. Plant
Thursdays before finals at 3:30 to 5pm in Room 105/106
Current Associate Principal and forever Math teacher, Mr. Plant, is providing valuable math support for students every Thursday. Appointments are not required, but students should come prepared with specific material (study guides, homework) to work on. This is not an open tutorial.

Week 2: December 6-10

Wellness Winter Workshops (Session #2)
Tuesday, Dec 7 from 2:45 to 3:45pm
See above for description. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up here.

ExamJam for All Students
Wednesday, Dec 8 at 3:15 to 5:30 pm in Library
Students can drop in to get questions answered by teachers on hand from each subject. Peer tutors will also be available for guidance. It is a great two hour block of time to jump into final exam preparation.

MATHursdays with Mr. Plant
Thursdays before finals at 3:30 to 5pm in Room 105/106
See above for description.

Week 3: Finals Week – December 13-17

Canine Stress Busters
Monday, Dec 13 at lunch
Come hug it out with your favorite four-legged friends. Therapy dogs will be on campus to provide smiles and tail wags to help reduce stress and provide a general sense of connection to our students.

Teacher Office Hours
Tuesday, Dec 14 from 8 to 10am
Have some last minute questions? Students can coordinate a time to meet with their teacher during office hours.

ALL Weeks (1, 2, and 3)

Peer Tutoring

All students can take advantage of this invaluable program, entirely funded by your APC donations. Tutors are prepared to provide support for almost all AHS classes and can provide knowledge of both subject and teacher.

Student tutors, as well as Directors Mary McCosker and Fran Taylor, are fantastic resources for students who need a little help getting organized or knowing how to prepare and study for a test or final exam.

Peer Tutoring is a casual academic setting. Students can bring food or just take advantage of the snacks provided.

  • Regular Hours: Monday – Friday every Academy, Lunch, 7th Period, and after school until 4pm.
  • Finals Week Hours: Monday, Dec 13, regular hours. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec 14-16) from 12:30 to 2:30pm.


There are 4 more Academy periods before the end of the semester (Dec. 1, Dec. 3, Dec. 8, Dec. 10). This is the perfect opportunity for students to take advantage of the support teachers are providing in order to do well at the end of the semester and on finals. Teachers offer a variety of tutoring support, test corrections, retakes, and redos during academy. Students who use their Academy time wisely can greatly improve their knowledge and reduce stress.

Wellness & Stress Relief

The Wellness Center works in collaboration with the Counseling Department to provide support services for all students thanks to funding from LPIE. They promote student well-being and academic success by providing stress-relief, mindfulness and meditation practices, self care tools, and mental health counseling. Prior to finals, their emphasis will be on helping students head into finals rested, centered, and calm.

  • Wellness Center Hours: Open for students to drop in every school day 7:30am to 3:30pm (with teacher approval during class hours).
  • Finals Week Hours: Monday, Dec 13, regular hours. Tuesday – Friday (Dec 14-17) from 7:30am to 1pm.

Wellness Winter Workshops

See Week 1 above for information and registration link for Wellness Winter Workshop (two sessions) where students learn coping skills in order to thrive during finals and a long break with family.

Acalanes Library

Is your student looking for a quiet place to study? Our library is the perfect place! Open from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily, even during finals week. (Note that on Wednesday, December 8 the library will be hosting the ExamJam from 3:15 to 5:30pm)

Finals Schedule

Click on the schedule below for a printable version.

Want to help with healthy snacks for Finals Fuel? Check out the Acalanes Finals Fuel link. It’s a simple and important way to support our students!