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DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
                                          COURSE CATALOG 2020-2021

               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 .................................................................................. 6
                    BLOCK/SINGLETON DEFINITIONS .......................................................................................... 6
                    SELECTING ALTERNATE COURSES .......................................................................................... 7
                    AVOIDING SINGLETON PROBLEMS .......................................................................................... 7
                    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................................. 7
                    CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................... 8
                    COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS ................................................................................................ 10
                    ACT TESTING ................................................................................................................. 10
                    TNREADY/END-OF-COURSE TESTS ....................................................................................... 10
                    STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO DOBYNS-BENNETT .................................................................. 10
                    GRADUATION RECOGNITION ............................................................................................... 10
                    GRADUATION CEREMONY ................................................................................................... 11
               SELECTED SCHOOL POLICIES ................................................................................................... 11
                    WEIGHTED GRADING SYSTEM ............................................................................................. 11
                    WEIGHTED COURSE LISTING ............................................................................................... 12
                    SCHEDULE CHANGE GUIDELINES .......................................................................................... 12
                    REPEATING A COURSE/IMPROVING GRADE ............................................................................. 12
                    SUMMER SCHOOL ............................................................................................................. 13
               EARLY POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES (EPSO) ....................................................................... 14
                    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE LISTING ................................................................................ 14
                    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS ..................................................................... 15
                    ADVANCED PLACEMENT AWARD LEVELS ................................................................................. 17
                    ADVANCED PLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA .................................................................... 18
               ENGLISH DEPARTMENT .......................................................................................................... 19
                    SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................... 19
                    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES ........................................................................... 21
                    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ELECTIVE COURSES ............................................................................. 24
               FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT ........................................................................................................ 27
                    VISUAL ARTS .................................................................................................................. 27
                    BAND ............................................................................................................................ 30
                    ORCHESTRA .................................................................................................................... 33
                    CHORUS ........................................................................................................................ 34
                    GENERAL MUSIC .............................................................................................................. 35
                    THEATRE ....................................................................................................................... 36
               LEADERSHIP/STUDENT WORKER/BUDS ..................................................................................... 37
               MATH DEPARTMENT .............................................................................................................. 38
                    MATH SCHEDULING OPTIONS .............................................................................................. 38
                    MATH SCHEDULING RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................................................ 39
                    BRIDGE MATH (SAILS PROGRAM) DESCRIPTION ...................................................................... 40
                    MATH COURSES ............................................................................................................... 41
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