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REPEATING A COURSE/IMPROVING GRADE

               Sample situations:
               If a student earns a grade of D in a math class as a freshman at Dobyns-Bennett and repeats that same course as
               a sophomore earning a grade of B, then the grade of D is completely removed from the transcript leaving only the
               better grade of B.

               If a student repeats a course in summer school that he/she has previously failed, the grade  earned in summer
               school is included on the student’s transcript, but does not replace the failing grade.  (This situation does not meet
               “regular school year” portion of policy)

               If a student earns a failing grade at another school and repeats the course at Dobyns-Bennett, the new grade is
               recorded, but the failing grade is not replaced. (This situation does not meet the requirement that both the poor
               grade and improved grade be earned at Dobyns-Bennett.)

               If a student earns a poor, but passing, grade at another school and repeats the course at Dobyns-Bennett, the
               course  taken  at  Dobyns-Bennett  is  recorded  as  the  official  grade  and  the  other  school’s  grade  recorded  as  an
               elective on the student’s transcript.

               If a student transfers at the end of the first semester from a school with traditional year-long classes and is unable to
               take a course at Dobyns-Bennett in a year-long course, the student may re-enroll in the course as a block course at
               Dobyns-Bennett and earn the grade and credit in this course.  The half-credit earned from the previous school may be
               counted as an elective credit.

               If a student takes a course  available for multiple credit opportunities, then all transcripted  grades will remain.  For
               example, a student takes Chemistry of Cosmetology in the Fall and earns a B. Then takes the class again but receives for
               additional credit and receives an F, both grades will remain on the transcript.

               Grades  earned  in  non-mainstream  programs  such  as  DB-EXCEL,  ASAP,  DB  Lab,  Homebound  do  not  replace  grades
               previously earned.  (Although these situations do occur during the “regular school year”, they are treated in the same
               manner as summer school with regard to this policy due to the modified nature of the curriculum.)

                                                       SUMMER SCHOOL

               Summer  school  is  currently  offered  on  a  needs  request  basis.    Specific  courses  offered  during  the  summer  school
               program are determined by projected student requests.  Students are given an opportunity to register for summer school
               during the last few weeks of the school year.  Summer dates  and course offerings vary from year to year based on
               various factors.  State tested areas will not be available for first time credit during the summer session.


                                                     DB ACCESS PROGRAM
                                     (Access College Credits for Every Student’s Success)

               Dobyns-Bennett offers many college credit opportunities for students while in high school.  Taking college courses in
               high school helps prepare the student for college, saves money, and gives the student the confidence of being successful
               in college.  Students can participate in college credit in three ways at DB – Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment,
               Dual Credit or Credit by Examination.

                                                        Dual Enrollment

               Students in this program will complete all College admission requirements and program entrance requirements (with the
               exception of the high school diploma) prior to enrolling in college classes.

               Advantages
               ■Students receive collegiate-level instruction while remaining in their own high school environment.
               ■Students are intellectually and academically challenged, enhancing leadership and social development.
               ■Students can earn transferable college credits(s) resulting in financial savings for the parents.
               ■Students receive full library privileges and access to college activities.



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