Awards and Honors

Valedictory and Salutatory

Valedictorian honors shall be given to the student making the highest cumulative grade average during the four years of his or her high school career. Grade point averages shall be computed using the weighted system shown in the chart below. Salutatorian honors shall be awarded to the student making the second highest cumulative grade average over four years.

To be valedictorian, salutatorian, or an honor graduate (top ten), students shall have attended the District high school at least two full years. Early graduates of the District shall not be eligible for valedictorian or salutatorian honors. In addition, students shall have completed the requirements for the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program and shall have successfully completed eight advanced or weighted classes. Honors shall be based on grades made through the first six weeks of the last nine-week grading period of the senior year.

Top Ten Percent

All students whose grade point averages make up the top ten percent of the graduating class and qualify for automatic admission under Education Code 51.803 shall be recognized. Eligibility standards required for the local procedure for determining valedictorian and salutatorian (or other local honor positions) shall not apply to the procedure for determining the top ten percent. The grade point average shall be reported on the student's transcript and made available in accordance with the application deadline for the college or university when requested by the student. [See EIC (LEGAL)]

Weights for Computing Averages

Weights shall be assigned to grades earned in accordance with the following:

Examinations for Acceleration

If a high school student scores 90 percent or above on a criterion-referenced examination for acceleration, the examination score shall be entered on the student's transcript and factored in the student's class ranking. [See EEJB(LOCAL)]

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DATE ISSUED: 12/5/2005