Kingsport City Schools Proposed Textbooks Announced

Published March 21, 2017 at 10:10 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 grades 9-12 Career Technical Education (CTE): Career Clusters.

CTE Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; STEM; Health Science; Transportation, Distributions, and Logistics

  • Applicable courses at Dobyns-Bennett High School: Agriscience, Principles of Plant Science & Hydroculture, Small Animal Science, Large Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Design and Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnostic Medicine, Health Science Education, Medical Therapeutics, Pharmacological Science, Maintenance and Light Repair, Intro to Collision Repair and Collision Repair.
  • Publishers on the state approved list: B.E. Publishing, National Geographic Cengage, CEV Media, CompuScholar Inc., EMC, Goodheart-Wilcox, McGraw Hill, and Pearson.

The State Board of Education approved textbooks are available for viewing online on the Tennessee Department of Education webpage, Online Samples. Reviews completed by the State Advisory Panelists, as well as public comments and publisher comments from the state review process, can be found on the TN DOE webpage, Textbook Reviews. Those who wish to make comment on the state approved textbooks for the CTE Career Cluster: Career Clusters 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 4. 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, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,500 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 (TNCPE).

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