EIC(LOCAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: CLASS RANKING
Individual grade point averages shall be computed for the purpose of determining eligibility for the honors of valedictorian and salutatorian as well as eligibility for awards and scholarships. In order to be considered for the top two rank positions, valedictorian and salutatorian, a student must have been continuously enrolled in his or her respective District high school for the last three full semesters immediately preceding graduation. Students shall also be identified as honor graduates in the following categories based on their grade point averages (GPAs). [See below] These GPAs shall be determined by the point system described below:
- Summa Cum Laude: 100 and higher
- Magna Cum Laude: 95–99
- Cum Laude: 90–94
For the purpose of this recognition and rank, GPAs shall stand at face value.
Preliminary student ranks shall be calculated at the end of the student's freshman and sophomore years. For official GPA and rank purposes, student calculations shall occur at the end of the second term of the student's junior year and at the end of the first term of his or her senior year. Final rank for all junior potential graduates and seniors shall occur at the end of the third six-week grading period.
Each potential graduate's rank in class shall be determined for the purpose of reporting to colleges and/or prospective employers.
Beginning with students who enter the ninth grade in 1999–2000 and thereafter, 10 points shall be added to course grades that are designated as Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP), AP, and dual credit (DC). These 10 points shall be added at the end of each semester when the grades are posted. The 10 points shall be added only to grades of 70 and higher.
Beginning with students who enter the ninth grade in 2002–03 and thereafter, 5 points shall be added to course grades that are designated as "advanced" for all students. These points shall be added at the end of each semester when the grades are posted. The 5 points shall be added only to grades of 70 and higher.
Reclassification shall occur for 11th grade potential graduates who have signed a graduation contract. This reclassification shall occur at the end of the first semester.