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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:
- 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).
- Student(s) must have completed 18 credit hours of college level coursework accumulated through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement courses, and:
- Advanced Placement courses will be valued as six hours of college credit for Washington County Public Schools Valedictorian/Salutatorian determination only.
- 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."