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5430 AdmGuide_Class Rank

The Board of Education has authorized the use of a class ranking system for grades 9 - 12 and an honor roll for all
grades. The system to be used is detailed below.
At the end of the sophomore year, the junior year, and finally at the end of the 1st semester report period in the
senior year, students will be ranked scholastically. The final average will be used in all subjects in which units of
credits are given to calculate an average. This ranking is requested by colleges, is used to determine the eligibility
for membership in the National Honor Society, and is used for certain senior honors.
    A. Class rank shall be computed by the final grade in all subjects. Any two (2) or more students whose
        computed grade point averages are identical shall be given the same rank.
    B. The rank of the student who immediately follows a tied position will be determined by the number of students
        preceding him/her and not by the rank of the person preceding him/her.
    C. A student's grade point average and rank in class shall be entered on his/her record and shall be subject to
        the Board's policy on release of student records. Rank in class shall be entered on the student's records and
        on all transcripts.
The standing or rank in senior class and the top scholastic honors of Valedictorian and Salutatorian are determined
by averaging the higher of either final average or final examination marks for each subject taken in grades 9 - 12.
Marks earned in half unit subjects are averaged at half (1/2) the value of one (1) unit subjects.
Semester Failure Recovery (in a Yearlong Course)
Any student that fails the first semester of a yearlong course with a 50%ile or above (or as determined on a case
by case basis with the teacher) may have the option to continue in the course for the second semester and earn a
passing ("P") grade for the first semester if the students seeking this type of credit recovery will enter into a
contractual agreement with the teacher which outlines the expectations for receiving a "P" grade for the first
semester; this contract is also signed by the parent, counselor, and principal.
Grade Replacement
In order to encourage students to obtain mastery of the grade level benchmarks, students have the option to retake
any course in which they have received a C or below for a higher grade. Once the student has successfully
completed the retake; the higher of the two grades will appear on the transcript and be included in the GPA
calculation, however a student may only receive credit for the course once. This guideline is retroactive for students
in the graduating classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014. A student who retakes a class will not be eligible for
Valedictorian or Salutatorian.
Class Rank and Honor Roll in Grades 9-12
All classes taken for credit are calculated in a student's grade point average, with the exception of a "P" grade.
Honor roll recognition is given to those students who receive a grade point average of 3.33 or above. Honor rolls are
published for first quarter, first semester, third quarter, and second semester grades. Special honor roll recognition
is given to students receiving an average of 4.0
Revised 3/23/11 
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 1, 2011, 7:04 AM