EIC(LOCAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: CLASS RANKING

Consistent Application for Graduating Class

The District shall apply the same class rank calculation method and rules for local graduation honors for all students in a graduating class, regardless of the school year in which a student first earned high school credit.

Calculation

The District shall include in the calculation of class rank semester grades earned in high school credit courses taken at any grade level, unless excluded below, but only in the following subject areas: English, mathematics, science, social studies, career and technical education, languages other than English, and principles.

The calculation shall include failing grades.

Exclusions

The calculation of class rank shall exclude grades earned in physical education, any course substituted for physical education, athletics, any fine arts course, summer school, any distance learning course, any local credit course, or through credit by examination, with or without prior instruction.

Weighted Grade System

Categories

The District shall categorize and weight eligible courses as Advanced Placement(AP)/Dual Credit, Pre-AP, and Standard in accordance with provisions of this policy and as designated in appropriate District publications.

AP/Dual Credit

Eligible AP and dual credit courses shall be categorized and weighted as AP/Dual Credit courses.

Pre-AP

Eligible Pre-AP courses and other courses locally designated as honors shall be categorized and weighted as Pre-AP courses.

Standard

All other eligible courses shall be categorized and weighted as Standard courses.

Weighted Grade Point Average

The District shall convert semester grades earned in eligible courses to grade points in accordance with the following chart and shall calculate a weighted grade point average (GPA):

Grade

AP/Dual Credit

Pre-AP

Standard

100

6.0

5.0

4.0

99

5.9

4.9

3.9

98

5.8

4.8

3.8

97

5.7

4.7

3.7

96

5.6

4.6

3.6

95

5.5

4.5

3.5

94

5.4

4.4

3.4

93

5.3

4.3

3.3

92

5.2

4.2

3.2

91

5.1

4.1

3.1

90

5.0

4.0

3.0

89

4.9

3.9

2.9

88

4.8

3.8

2.8

87

4.7

3.7

2.7

86

4.6

3.6

2.6

85

4.5

3.5

2.5

84

4.4

3.4

2.4

83

4.3

3.3

2.3

82

4.2

3.2

2.2

81

4.1

3.1

2.1

80

4.0

3.0

2.0

79

3.9

2.9

1.9

78

3.8

2.8

1.8

77

3.7

2.7

1.7

76

3.6

2.6

1.6

75

3.5

2.5

1.5

74

3.4

2.4

1.4

73

3.3

2.3

1.3

72

3.2

2.2

1.2

71

3.1

2.1

1.1

70

3.0

2.0

1.0

69

2.9

1.9

0

68

2.8

1.8

0

67

2.7

1.7

0

66

2.6

1.6

0

65

2.5

1.5

0

64

2.4

1.4

0

63

2.3

1.3

0

62

2.2

1.2

0

61

2.1

1.1

0

60

2.0

1.0

0

59

1.9

0

0

58

1.8

0

0

57

1.7

0

0

56

1.6

0

0

55

1.5

0

0

54

1.4

0

0

53

1.3

0

0

52

1.2

0

0

51

1.0

0

0

50

1.2

0

0

Below 50

0

0

0

Transferred Grades

When a student transfers semester grades for courses that would be eligible under the Standard category and the District has accepted the credit, the District shall include the grades in the calculation of class rank.

When a student transfers semester grades for courses that would be eligible to receive additional weight under the District's weighted grade system, the District shall assign additional weight to the grades based on the categories and grade weight system used by the District only if the same or a similar course is offered to the same class of students in the District.

Local Graduation Honors

For the purpose of determining honors to be conferred during graduation activities, the District shall calculate class rank in accordance with this policy and administrative regulations by using grades available at the time of calculation at the end of the fifth six-week grading period of the senior year.

For the purpose of applications to institutions of higher education, the District shall also calculate class rank as required by state law. The District's eligibility criteria for local graduation honors shall apply only for local recognitions and shall not restrict class rank for the purpose of automatic admission under state law. [See EIC(LEGAL)]

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The valedictorian and salutatorian shall be the eligible students with the highest and second-highest rank, respectively. To be eligible for this local graduation honor, a student must:

  1. Have been continuously enrolled in the District high school for the four semesters immediately preceding graduation;
  2. Be graduating after exactly eight semesters of enrollment in high school; and
  3. Have completed the foundation program with the distinguished level of achievement.

Ties

In case of a tie in weighted numerical grade averages after calculation to the fourth decimal place, the District shall recognize all students involved in the tie as sharing the honor and title.

Further Honors

The District shall recognize each student meeting the following standards.

Distinguished Graduate

The District shall recognize each student who has completed the foundation plan with the distinguished level of achievement as a distinguished graduate.

Honor Graduate

The District shall recognize each student who has completed the foundation plan with the distinguished level of achievement and achieved a weighted grade point average of 4.0 or higher as an honor graduate.

Highest-Ranking Graduate

The student meeting the local eligibility criteria for recognition as the valedictorian shall also be considered the highest-ranking graduate for purposes of receiving the honor graduate certificate from the state of Texas.

Edna ISD

EIC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2018.02

DATE ISSUED: 8/30/2018