Kingsport City Schools Proposed Textbooks Announced

Published: March 28, 2016 at 10:21 a.m. 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Before making a recommendation to the Kingsport Board of Education for adoption, the Kingsport City Schools textbook selection committee is considering the following Tennessee State Board of Education approved textbooks for 9-12 Career Technical Education (CTE): Information Technology.

CTE Career Cluster: Information Technology

  • Applicable courses at Dobyns-Bennett High School: Computer Applications, Programming and Logic I & II, Information Technology Foundations, Programming and Software Development Practicum, Advanced Placement Computer Science.
  • Publishers on the state approved list: National Geographic Cengage, CEV Multimedia, CompuScholar Inc., and EMC Publishing

The State Board of Education approved textbooks are available for viewing online at Reviews completed by the State Advisory Panelists, as well as public comments and publisher comments from the state review process, can be found online at Those who wish to make comment on the state approved textbooks on the CTE Career Cluster: Information Technology may do so by submitting their comments to from March 28 – March 31. Computer access is available at Kingsport City Schools Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200, 2nd floor, downtown, Kingsport.

Final textbook recommendations will be made to the Kingsport Board of Education on April 7. The local school board has the responsibility to decide by vote which textbooks are approved for use in the district.  The final adoption of school system textbooks is due to the Tennessee Department of Education by April 15

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

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