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DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
                         COURSE CATALOG 2017-2018

Dobyns-Bennett High School is a four-year (9, 10, 11, and 12) public secondary school that operates under
the policies of the following organizations:

                      ● Kingsport Board of Education
                      ● Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards for the Tennessee State Board of Education

                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

SPRING PRE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION .................................................................................. 5
   BLOCK/SINGLETON DEFINITIONS .......................................................................................... 5
   SELECTING ALTERNATE COURSES .......................................................................................... 6
   AVOIDING SINGLETON PROBLEMS.......................................................................................... 6
   GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................................. 6
   CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................... 7
   COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS ................................................................................................. 9
   ACT TESTING .................................................................................................................. 9
   TNREADY/END-OF-COURSE TESTS ........................................................................................ 9
   STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO DOBYNS-BENNETT ................................................................... 9
   GRADUATION RECOGNITION ................................................................................................ 9
   GRADUATION CEREMONY ...................................................................................................10

SELECTED SCHOOL POLICIES...................................................................................................10
   WEIGHTED GRADING SYSTEM .............................................................................................10
   WEIGHTED COURSE LISTING...............................................................................................11
   SCHEDULE CHANGE GUIDELINES ..........................................................................................11
   REPEATING A COURSE/IMPROVING GRADE .............................................................................11
   SUMMER SCHOOL .............................................................................................................12

DB ACCESS PROGRAM ...........................................................................................................12
   NORTHEAST STATE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM ....................................................................13
   ETSU DUAL ENROLLMENT .................................................................................................14
   DUAL ENROLLMENT GRANT.................................................................................................15
   DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES AT DB.....................................................................................15
   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION COURSES ......................................................................................15
   STATEWIDE DUAL CREDIT COURSES .....................................................................................15
   ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE LISTING ................................................................................16
   ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS.....................................................................17
   ADVANCED PLACEMENT AWARD LEVELS .................................................................................19
   ADVANCED PLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA ....................................................................20

KCS ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS.............................................................................................21
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ..........................................................................................................24

   SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................24
   ENGLISH DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES ...........................................................................25
   ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ELECTIVE COURSES.............................................................................28
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT........................................................................................................31
   VISUAL ARTS ..................................................................................................................31
   BAND ............................................................................................................................ 34
   CHOIR...........................................................................................................................36
   ORCHESTRA....................................................................................................................37
   GENERAL MUSIC ..............................................................................................................37
   THEATRE .......................................................................................................................38
LEADERSHIP/STUDENT WORKER/BUDS .....................................................................................39

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