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GRADUATION CEREMONY

               Seniors must achieve the following to be included in the Graduation Ceremony:

                                   •  Successful completion of all curriculum requirements
                                   •  Earn all required credits
                                   •  Fulfill all financial obligations
                                   •  Satisfactory Attendance (No  More than 10%  Unexcused Absences  and/or OSS days in any
                                      given class for either semester)

               *Inappropriate behavior may deem a student ineligible for graduation participation.


                                                 SELECTED SCHOOL POLICIES

               Weighted Grading System

               Students  who  take  Honors  level  courses  will  have  three  (3)  points  added  to  their  final  semester  numerical  average.
               Students who take Advanced Placement courses and complete the Advanced Placement Test will have five (5) points
               added  to  their  final  semester  numerical  average.    This  internal  weighting  is  consistent  with  what  is  allowed  for  the
               Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Program, the Tennessee Board of Regents Colleges and Universities, and the University of
               Tennessee College System.  The unweighted (4.0 scale) GPA allows for the internal weighting of the additional three and
               five points.

               The external weighted grade point average will be in place to recognize rigor and strength of schedule for students.  This
               is the grade point average that will be utilized for class rank and submitted to colleges and universities.  This average
               incorporates the internal addition of 3 points for Honors courses and 5 points for Advanced Placement courses.  The
               external rank will incorporate plus (+) grades for the higher numerical ranges for A’s, B’s, and C’s.  The grade point
               average will be calculated and rounded to the thousandths place.  This procedure could result in more than one person
               having the same rank.

               Grades issued on the first and third nine weeks report card and on progress reports will not reflect the additional 3 or 5
               points.  The additional points are reflected on the final semester grade.  The final semester grade is the only grade that
               appears on the transcript.
               The grade scales for Honors, Advanced Placement, and all other courses are reflected in the following chart.

                       Grade    Non-Honors/      Honors          Dual            Dual         Placement
                                                                                              Advanced
                                 Non-AP
                                                                Credit*
                                                                              Enrollment*
                             Grading   Quality   Grading   Quality   Grading   Quality   Grading   Quality   Grading   Quality
                               Scale   Points   Scale   Points   Scale   Points   Scale   Points   Scale   Points
                        A+                   96-100   4.6                                   96-100   5.2
                         A    93-100   4.0    93-95   4.5    93-100   4.75   93-100   5.0   93-95    5.0

                        B+                    88-92   3.6                                   88-92    4.2
                         B    85-92    3.0    85-87   3.5    85-92   3.75   85-92    4.0    85-87    4.0
                        C+                    80-84   2.6                                   80-84    3.2

                         C    75-84    2.0    75-79   2.5    75-84   2.75   75-84    3.0    75-79    3.0
                         D    70-74    1.0    70-74   1.5    70-74   1.75   70-74    2.0    70-74    2.0

                         F     0-69    0.0    0-69    0.0    0-69     0.0    0-69    0.0     0-69    0.0

                                   * Only applies to the class of 2020 and beyond per state board policy.


               Kingsport School Board policy states that a student must take the AP Exam in an Advanced Placement course in order to
               receive AP level credit. Students who do not take the AP Exam will only receive honors level credit (+3 points) for the
               course in question.
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