Honor Graduates, Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Refer to the Washington County Schools Policy Manual found on the county web page.

File IKC states the following:

"Washington County Schools will use the unweighted scale:  A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D= 1.0, to determine a Grade Point Average (GPA) for all students."

"The GPA will be used to determine graduation honors for the senior class. Graduation honors will be as follows:  Summa Cum Laude (4.0); Magna Cum Laude (3.800-3.999); and Cum Laude (3.5000-3.799).  Calculations will be carried out three decimal places.

"Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The following are the criteria for determining Valedictorian and Salutatorian standing:

  1. The student(s) with the highest GPA will be designated Valeditorian(s); the students(s) with the second highest GPA will be designated Salutatorian(s).
  2. Student(s) must have completed 18 credit hours of college level coursework accumulated through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement courses, and:
  3. Advanced Placement courses will be valued as six hours of college credit for Washington County Public Schools Valedictorian/Salutatorian determination only.
  4. Students who transfer into Washington County Schools must earn a minimum of eleven (11) credits from a Washington County Public School to be in cluded in Valedictorian/Salutatorian standing."