Graduating from a Rutherford County High School is not as easy as it once was

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In years past, high schools in Tennessee use to pass students for graduation with a special diploma. However, that is no longer the case.

James Evans, Spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools told WGNS NEWS...


Some of the more recent changes in graduation requirements took place in 2009.

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.

To receive a regular high school diploma, all students enrolled in a Tennessee public school during their eleventh (11th) grade year must take either the ACT or SAT.

View the FAQ on the policy here.

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