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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            Advanced
  A+          Non-AP                             Credit*       Enrollment*          Placement
                         Grading Quality
       Grading Quality     Scale Points   Grading Quality  Grading Quality     Grading Quality
         Scale Points                       Scale Points     Scale Points        Scale Points

                         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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