High School

Graduation Requirements

F.C. Sr. Boyd Christian School                                      Total Required Credits: 26

Subject

Credits

Required

Courses Offered (Underlined classes are required)

Some electives are offered on an as needed basis and are subject to change

Bible

4

1 credit per year attending

English

4

English 9, English 10, British Literature, American Literature

(1 credit per year attending)

Math

4

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Accounting, Calculus (1 credit per year attending)

Science

3

Physical Sci., Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology

History

3

World History, American History, Government (.5), Economics (.5)

Language

2

Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3

PE/ Wellness

1.5

Wellness/PE, .5 credit can be one season of documented participation on a school sports team

Finance

.5

Personal Finance (.5)

Fine Arts

1

Art, Photo Journalism, Drama, Chorus

Electives

3

Psychology (.5), Speech (.5), Computer Science, ACT Prep (.5), Lifeskills (.5), Journalism,

(Any classes in other categories that are not required)

*All students are also required to take the ACT before graduating and to complete all requirements for the TN Promise their Senior year.


Class Load

Underclassmen are required to take 7 subjects each year.  Seniors may take 6 classes.  The exception to this rule will be those enrolled in dual enrollment classes with Motlow.  A student taking one dual enrollment class must be enrolled in at least five/four BCS classes depending on their year.  Seniors taking two dual enrollment classes must be enrolled in at least 3 BCS classes.  Students must be enrolled in a Bible, English, and Math course each year. 

What does a Typical Class Load look like?

We are always trying to add more electives to our line up but some classes remain constant as are required for all students earning a TN diploma.  Depending on where you went to Middle School and what your goals are, a typical year looks like this:

 Freshman  

Sophomore 

Junior 

Senior 

Algebra 1 or Geometry

Geometry of Algebra 2

Algebra 2 or Pre-Cal 

 Pre-Cal or Calculus

Eng. 9

Eng. 10 

British Lit 

American Lit 

Physical Sci

Biology 

Chemistry

Physics or A&P

World History/Geography 

Economics/Personal Fin

American Hist/Geography 

Government

PE/Wellness 

Spanish 1

Spanish 2 

Elective or Dual Enroll

Art or Photo Journalism 

ACT Prep/ Lifeskills

Elective or Dual Enroll

Bible

Bible

Bible 

Bible 

 

Standardized Testing

All High school students will take the Stanford Achievement Exams (grades 9-11), Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (grade 10/11), and High School Civics Exam (grade 12).

Students are also expected take the ACT beginning in the winter of their 10th grade year.

Determining Grades and GPA

All grades will be recorded numerically on a 100% scale by teachers. The numeric grades will be reported as letter grades on the report cards. To determine class ranking, grades are converted to quality points (see chart below). To determine GPA, the semester average letter grades are assigned a number on the 4 point system, and then divided by the number of grades. All classes are considered in the GPA.

100% Scale

Letter Grade

Quality Points

GPA

93-100

A

4

4.0

85-92

B

3

3.0

75-84

C

2

2.0

70-75

D

1

1.0

Below 70

F

0

0

Adjustment Points: These points are to be added to the above points.

Honors Courses

Any

1

 

Dual Enrollment

Any

2

 

Non Weighted Subjects: These classes do not receive quality points.

Study/Office Assistant

Any

0

0


Semester Averages

Semester averages will be calculated as follows: Each 9 -week period will count as 40% of the semester average and the semester exam will count as 20% of the semester average. No student will be exempt from 1st semester exams; however, seniors with an 85 or higher in a course may be exempt from the 2nd semester exams at the teacher’s discretion. 

Class Rank

The class rank represents the position held by a student in relation to the other students in the class. A student must be enrolled as a full time student on campus at BCS from the beginning of their junior year in order to be included in the ranking their senior year. Class ranking is figured on the quality points system and is weighted. Class rank is calculated at the end of each semester. Class rank for graduation awards and honors is determined at the end of the first semester of the student’s senior year. The student who has the highest number of quality points and is enrolled in the honors program is named the valedictorian.  The student with the second highest number of quality points and is enrolled in the honors program is named the salutatorian. If there is more than one student with the same number of points, there will be two or more valedictorians and no salutatorian.

Requirements for Honors Diploma

In order to receive an Honors Diploma, students must be enrolled as a full time campus student continuously throughout their high school career and must fulfill the following:

·         GPA of 3.25

·         3 credits of the following courses: Calculus, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Government*, Dual Enrollment English (or other Dual Enrollment as approved by the Principal)


BCS/Motlow Dual Enrollment

Students who meet certain requirements and receive approval from the Guidance Department may take college level courses and receive both high school and college credit beginning their Junior year. 

What courses can I take? 

Students may take courses that will count toward both their required courses at BCS and their general requirements for college such as English Comp 1, English Comp 2, American History, Speech, Psychology, and Government.  Math and Science courses may be taken depending on the student’s intended school and major.  Developmental courses will not be accepted and will not count for credit, GPA, or as an honors class. 

Juniors may only take one dual enrollment course the fall semester of their Junior year.  Students may take two dual enrollment classes during the Spring of the Junior year and both semesters of their Senior year as long as they do not conflict with their BCS schedule.  Additional classes must be approved and monitored by the BCS Guidance office. 

Requirements:

  • All Juniors and Seniors wishing to take dual enrollment classes must have…
    • a 3.0 GPA in all high school courses,
    • an ACT sub-score of 19 or greater on Reading, and
    • an ACT sub-score of 18 or greater in English. 
  • For college level math or science courses, the student must also have an ACT sub-score of 19 or greater in Math. 
  • Courses at Motlow must not conflict with required classes at BCS

Course Fees:

Students can qualify for four classes with Motlow for free over the course of the Junior/Senior years.  Dual enrollment classes do not result in a tuition cut from BCS.  Once your four free classes have been taken, you can borrow from the Hope Scholarship to help pay for additional classes.  All financial arrangements for dual enrollment classes must be arranged with Motlow. 

More information and a list of important dates can be found at www.mscc.edu/dualjoint/