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Policy 214-AP

No. 214 – AP

 

LIGONIER VALLEY

SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

Revised:  04/14/2020

 

CLASS RANK AND SELECTION OF VALEDICTORIAN

 

Class rank will be reported to the second decimal point.

 

Valedictorian and salutatorian selection shall be made when final grades have been submitted by faculty.  Class rank will be determined in the following manner for each senior:

 

The learner’s grade point average will be determined by using the final grade in all courses taken in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 

Cumulative average is determined by multiplying the course credit by the quality points earned (i.e., A=4.0; B=3.0; C=2.0; D=1.0; F=0) and dividing the total quality points by the total number of credits.  A grade of “Pass” for quarter 4 of 2019-2020 will reflect a quality point of 4.0.

 

For the 2019-2020 school year, class rank shall be computed through the first three (3) quarters by letter grade (75%) and the fourth (4) quarter by Pass=4.0 (25%).  Learners receiving an incomplete will have an opportunity to submit incomplete assignments by a determined date to gain a grade of Pass.

 

The grade point average will be rounded to the second decimal.

 

The valedictorian and the salutatorian will be determined by using the following formula:

 

The final grade point average.

 

The number of quarter grades on the report card less than an A will be given the following values:

  • No grade less than and A=4
  • 1 grade less than an A=3
  • 2-3 grades less than an A=2
  • 4 or more grades less than an A=1

 

The number of weighted-grade courses successfully completed.

 

The learner(s) with the highest total number after adding together items #1, 2, 3 and 4 above together will be the valedictorian.   The learner(s) with the second highest number will be the salutatorian.  (All numbers will be rounded to the second decimal point.)

 

Example:         GPA 4.00                    =     4.00

                        1 quarter grade of B    =     3.00

   3 weighted courses     =     3.00

                        Total                                 10.00

 

Graduation Speeches

All learners in contention for the position of valedictorian three weeks prior to graduation will be invited to prepare valedictory/salutatory addresses.  When final grade point averages have been calculated, learners will be notified of the identity of the valedictorian and salutatorian.  The valedictorian and salutatorian will deliver their speeches at the graduation ceremony.