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

                                                         ACT TESTING

               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 AND END-OF-COURSE TESTS

               TNReady examinations will be given in English 9, English 10, English 11, Algebra 1B, Algebra 2B, and Geometry. End-of-
               course examinations will be administered in U.S. History, Chemistry 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).

                                       STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO DOBYNS-BENNETT

               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.

                                                  GRADUATION RECOGNITION

               •  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
                  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 organizations
                                    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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