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Current college entrance examinations include the ACT and SAT.  These exams are administered several times per year.



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               The Tennessee Department of Education requires that all students take the ACT before or during the 11  grade year.
               The results of this ACT will allow students, parents, and school personnel the opportunity to determine if students are
               making adequate academic progress toward graduation and either postsecondary education and/or employment.


               TNReady  examinations  will  be  given  in  English  9,  English  10,  Algebra  1B,  Algebra  2B,  and  Geometry.  End-of-course
               examinations will be administered in U.S. History and Biology 1. The results of these examinations will be factored into
               the student’s grade at a percentage determined by the State Board of Education in accordance with T.C.A. §49-1-302
               (2).

               The yearly grade for singleton courses with EOCs will be calculated by counting the teacher assigned grades for the
               course counting the end-of-course test grade, in accordance to T.C.A. §49-1-302 (2).



               The number of credits required for graduation for students who transfer into Dobyns-Bennett is four (4) less than the
               maximum  scheduling  potential  for  their  four-year  high  school  career,  but  not  exceeding  the  Dobyns-Bennett
               requirement.  Students transferring into Dobyns-Bennett with advanced or honors courses on their transcript receive
               consideration for weighted credit for only those courses that are also taught at an honors or AP level at Dobyns-Bennett.
               Grade Point Averages for transfer students and their transfer courses are calculated in a manner consistent with the
               current weighted grading scale at Dobyns-Bennett.  The Dobyns-Bennett counselors  and  administrators are  not
               authorized to add additional points to the honor’s and advanced placement courses of transfer students.



               •  Students graduating with honors will be recognized in the graduation program.
               •  Medals will be worn by those students graduating with a GPA higher than 3.39 as calculated at the end of the 7
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                  semester. Colored ribbons will signify outstanding Honors students, based on the GPA below:

                  GPA of 3.4 and above- Honors
                  GPA of 3.7 and above- Cum laude
                  GPA of 4.0 and above- Magna cum laude
                  GPA of 4.4 and above- Summa cum laude

               Students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT
               will graduate with honors as well.

               Students will be recognized  as graduating  “with  distinction” by  attaining  a 3.0 weighted grade  point average  and
               completing at least one of the following:

                                    earn a nationally recognized industry certification
                                    participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools
                                    participate in an All-State musical organization
                                    be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
                                    attain a score of 31+ composite score on the ACT
                                    attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two AP exams
                                    earn 12 or more hours of transcripted college credit
               Students graduating “with distinction” will be noted in the graduation program.




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