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DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
                                          COURSE CATALOG 2018-2019
               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 .......................................................................................................... 23
                    SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................... 23
                    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES ........................................................................... 24
                    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ELECTIVE COURSES ............................................................................. 27
               FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT ........................................................................................................ 30
                    VISUAL ARTS .................................................................................................................. 30
                    BAND ............................................................................................................................ 33
                    CHOIR ........................................................................................................................... 35
                    ORCHESTRA .................................................................................................................... 36
                    GENERAL MUSIC .............................................................................................................. 36
                    THEATRE ....................................................................................................................... 37
               LEADERSHIP/STUDENT WORKER/BUDS ..................................................................................... 38

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