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Selection of Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian

In determining the rigor of academic program as the means of selecting the class valedictorian and salutatorian among the 10 students who qualified for the eligibility pool by having the highest overall GPAs in grades 9-12, including Physical Education, the following procedure shall be used:

Students will be granted points equivalent to the grade points earned in each University of California (UC) "a-g" courses taken in grades 10-12 as described in Sections 1 and 2.

1. UC Designated Honors/Advanced Placement Classes and a maximum of four UC/CSU transferrable community college courses from the EUHSD designated list or four approved college or university courses

A = Superior 5 grade points

B = Better Than Average 4 grade points

C = Average 3 grade points

D = Below Average 1 grade points

F = Failure 0 grade point

2. Traditional, non UC Honors Classes and additional non-weighted community college courses

A = Superior 4 grade points

B = Better Than Average 3 grade points

C = Average 2 grade points

D = Below Average 1 grade points

F = Failure 0 grade point

Courses listed under Section 1 above must be certified by each high school as offered at the UC designated Honors and Advanced Placement levels or is on the EUHSD weighted community college courses list or four approved college or university courses.

In order to determine valedictorian and salutatorian, the points from section 1 and 2 will be totaled. A maximum of 35 semester classes taken in grades 10-12 shall be included in the computation. The student with the highest total point will be valedictorian and the student with the second the highest total point will be salutatorian. In cases of a tie, the student with the highest overall cumulative GPA, grades 9-12, including Physical Education, shall be designated valedictorian. The runner-up shall be designated salutatorian. Should a tie persist, the student with the highest GPA in the courses listed in sections 1 and 2 shall be designated the valedictorian and the student with the second highest GPA in the courses listed as in 1 and 2 above shall be designated the salutatorian. If there are two or more students that qualify as valedictorian, no salutatorian will be designated

Student eligibility for Valedictorian, Salutatorian or Valedictory Circle requires students to be enrolled for two consecutive semesters, earning at least 60 credits from district programs.

Regulation ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 17, 2015 Escondido, California

revised: March 5, 2019