Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

5430 - CLASS RANK

The Board of Education has authorized the use of a class ranking system for grades 9-12. The system to be used is detailed below.

At the end of the freshman, sophomore year, the junior year, and finally at the end of the second 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.Grade point average shall be computed by the final grade in all subjects. Any two (2) or more students whose computed grade point average 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.

 D.Students entering the high school shall have no established grade point average (GPA) or class rank until they have completed one (1) semester at the high school.
  Students earning graduation status may also be honored with the title of Valedictorian or Salutatorian if they have achieved the highest or second highest cumulative grade point average in the class and were enrolled in Britton-Macon Area School the first day of their junior year through graduation.

 E.Inclusion of a student in graduation honors such as a Valedictorian shall occur only if the student has been enrolled for seven (7) consecutive semesters in a diploma granting institution.