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Tennessee Plan's Highlights

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Core Curriculum

  • Number of required courses: 14
  • Type of courses: English (4), math (3), science (3), social studies (3), and health/physical fitness/wellness (1).

University Preparation Pathway

  • Number of required courses: 17
  • Type of courses: Core curriculum plus one fine-arts course and two courses of the same language.

Technical Preparation Pathway

  • Number of required courses: 18
  • Type of courses: Core curriculum plus four courses related to the same occupational field.

General Provisions

  • 20 credits needed to graduate.
  • Every student must finish algebra I or its equivalent to graduate.
  • Students must select a pathway prior to the 9th grade, in consultation with their parents and a teacher or guidance counselor. They may change paths relatively easily until the beginning of 11th grade.
  • Because students may take up to 24 credits before graduating, they have some flexibility to switch paths or to complete both.

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