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Grades & Conduct

Academic Grades

A Excellent 93-100
B Good 85-92
C Average 75-84
D Below Average 70-74
F Failure 69 or Below

Conduct Grades

Grade Progress Report Weeks 1-4.5 Report Card Weeks 1-9
E – Excellent 0-2 Demerits 0-3 Demerits
S – Satisfactory 3-5 Demerits 4-7 Demerits
N – Needs Improvement 6-9 Demerits 8-11 Demerits
U – Unsatisfactory 10+ Demerits 12+ Demerits

*NOTE: Any Level 3 Demerit infraction within a grading period can result in an N or U in conduct.

Course Credits

Following the implementation of the Tennessee Diploma Project in 2009, high school students must complete 22 credits to graduate. They also will be tested in core subject areas with End of Course exams, part of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP. Their performance on these exams will factor into their semester grade for the course.

Total Required Credits: 22

Subject Credits Required Courses Included Notes
Math 4 Credits Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth higher level math course Students must be enrolled in a mathematics course each school year.
English 4 Credits English I, II, III, IV Students must be enrolled in an English course each school year.
Science 3 Credits Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab course ———
Social Studies 3 Credits U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography, U.S. Government and Civics, and Economics ———
Physical Education and Wellness 1.5 Credits ——— ———
Personal Finance 0.5 Credits ——— Three years of JROTC may be substituted for one-half unit of Personal Finance if the JROTC instructor attends the Personal Finance training.
Foreign Language 2 Credits ——— May be waived for students not going to a university to expand and enhance the elective focus.
Fine Arts 1 Credit ——— May be waived for students not going to a university to expand and enhance the elective focus.
Elective Focus 3 Credits Math and Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) ———

*Learn more at the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.

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