Academy Orientation Wednesday July 26th 8:30-12:00

Orientation for rising 9th graders will be held at William Blount 9th Grade Academy on Wednesday July 26th 8:30-12:00. Parents will receive a postcard with all information approximately 2-3 weeks prior to orientation. Students will be given their class schedule, go to their homeroom teacher (2nd Period Teacher) and will complete the following during their time at school:

  • Locker Sign Up ($5)
  • Yearbook/ID Pictures
  • Pep Rally
  • Plus much more

If a student can not attend on the 26th, the student will be able to complete most items on the first day of school with the exception of Yearbook/ID pictures which will be rescheduled at a later date.

Student drop off will be at the back of the building. When entering from William Blount Dr., turn right into the parking lot and follow the road around the building to the back of the school. Traffic will be heavy on this day due to buses not running, please be patient, traffic will not be this backed up during the normal school year.

Semester Exam Schedule At The Academy

May 16th-1st Period 8:30-10:50, 3rd Period 10:55-1:25 (Lunch), 5th Period 1:30-3:30

May 17th-2nd Period 8:30-10:50, 4th Period 10:55-1:25 (Lunch), 6th Period 1:30-3:30

If a student needs to be checked out early on exam days, to avoid disruption during exams, students may check out between exams only.

Make-up exams on May 18th, 2017. Students are required to have a doctor’s excuse to make up semester exams on the make-up day.

Semester Exam Exemption Policy

As communicated at the beginning of the school year, Blount County Schools policy now allows some students to be exempt from their final exams at the end of the semester. This exemption refers to teacher-made exams and does not exempt students from state-mandated End-of-Course tests. Semester exams will be held May 16 and 17, with makeup exams on May 18. Students earn exam exemption on a class-by-class basis by meeting the following criteria:

  • 4 or fewer absences per class (excused or unexcused–field trips do not count as absences)
  • Passing the class
  • Having no in-school or out-of-school suspensions

Students will be specifically notified of their exemption status by each teacher. Students who are exempt will not have to attend school on May 16, 17, or 18. Students who are not exempt must take their exams, and testing periods will not be interrupted for student check-outs.

We Are William Blount

Check out the video about William Blount High School below.


Parents who were not able to attend the Parent Chromebook Night on Tuesday August 9th, please call Tony Boring at 865-980-1192 Ext. 57-2251 to schedule an appointment to complete the paperwork for Chromebook distribution or any questions pertaining to our 1:World transition.

1st Full Day of Classes

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Ninth Grade Orientation

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 8:30-Noon

Students plan to stay! There will be no bus service on the 26th. Drop off and pickup will take longer on this day, please be patient

BCS Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the academic potential of every child in a safe and personalized environment.  BCS will graduate students who are college and career ready and prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century workplace.

BCS Vision Statement

Educational Excellence for All Students.

School Hours 8:30-3:30

Phone: 865-980-1192

Giving Students the Needed Tools for Success!

All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to the address and telephone number listed below.

William Blount High School
Ninth-Grade Academy
1126 William Blount Dr.
Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 980-1192