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Graduation Requirements

**Starting with the class of 2020, all graduates will also be required to pass the CIVICS  test** 
Graduating with Honors

Students who graduate with honors must score at or above ALL of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT. 

  • English: 18
  • Math: 22
  • Reading: 22
  • Science: 23
Graduating with Distinction

Students must have a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:

  • earn a nationally recognized industry certification
  • participate in Governor's School
  • participate in All State
  • National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist
  • 31 or higher on ACT
  • 3 or higher on 2 AP exams
  • IB Diploma Program completer
  • 12 or more college credit hours
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Information
The Valedictorian/Salutatorian shall be the student(s) who attain(s) the highest grade point average for grades 9-12 and have taken a minimum of twelve (12) honors or above honors level courses and meet all requirements for a student graduating with honors and a student graduating with distinction pursuant to the Tennessee Board of Education’s criteria.
* Important note: 
Beginning with the class of 2023, The Valedictorian will be earned by the student(s) that has fulfilled  all of the above requirements AND has the highest ACT score.