Students in grades K-6 who maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the grading period will be recognized as honor roll students for that grading period. Semester grades will determine the honor roll at the end of each semester.
Students in grades 7-12 who maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average GPA for the grading period will be recognized as honor roll students for that grading period. Semester grades will determine the honor roll at the end of each semester.
Students who have successfully completed the minimum core of courses recommended for preparation for college as defined by the State Board of Higher Education and the State Board of Education and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a weighted scale will be designated as honor students.2 The GPA shall be derived from courses taken in public schools or ADE accredited schools or programs in grades nine (9) through twelve (12).
For purposes of designation of student honors (valedictorian, etc.) and for college admission information, students will be ranked at the end of the first semester of the graduating year. Beginning with the graduating class of 2010 - 2011, class rank for the designation of student honors (valedictorian, etc) will be determined at the end of the eighth semester for graduating seniors. Students will be ranked at the end of the first semester of the graduating year for college admission and scholarship purposes. Class rank is to be determined by assigning the highest average a rank of number one (1); the second highest, the rank of number two (2); etc. In cases where more than one student has the same numeral average, all students with that average will be given the same rank. The next highest average will assume the next rank position which will indicate the number of students having a higher rank. The numerical rank will be extended 3 digits. Valedictorian: The student with the highest class rank will be valedictorian. In instances when more than one student holds the numerical one rank, all students holding the rank will be declared co-valedictorians. Salutatorian: The student with the second highest class rank will be declared salutatorian. In instances when more than one student holds the numerical two rank, all students holding the rank will be declared co-salutatorians. Honor Graduate: In order to qualify as an honor graduate, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and be enrolled in core courses required for graduation by the final semester of the year in which he will graduate. A student enrolled in a course which cannot be completed by the end of the fourth nine weeks is not eligible to be an honor graduate.
In computing class rank of students, the following system will be used: Regular Classes: Each grade will be given the indicated value, A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0. U Advanced Placement Classes U: Each advanced placement course will be given the indicated value, A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, F = 0.
Last Revised: 12/12/17
Cross References: Handbook for Student Conduct and Discipline (Secondary)
Manual Adoption: 2/8/00