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Ponderosa High School
Class of 2022/2023/2024 Valedictorian/Salutatorian Determination
The valedictorian of the graduating class will be the student with the highest cumulative weighted GPA at the end of the Fall semester. A total of 195 credits will be used in the GPA determination as follows: Six courses from the freshman year, six courses from the sophomore year, five courses from the junior year, five courses from the first semester of the senior year. If the student took fewer courses in any given semester than the minimum noted above, a course from another semester will be used in which the student took more than the minimum, and provides the student with the highest number of grade points. If the student took more than the minimum number of courses noted above, the course grades that contribute the most grade points in each semester will be used to calculate the GPA.
The salutatorian of the graduating class will be the student with the second highest cumulative weighted GPA as noted above.
In the event that two or more students have the same total weighted GPA as calculated above, all students with the highest GPA will be named valedictorians, and all students with the second highest GPA will be named salutatorians.
Courses taken at a community college, university, or other post-secondary institution or supplementary program will not be used for valedictorian and salutatorian determinations.
Appeals or disputes should be submitted to the Director of Guidance and will be reviewed by the Director of Guidance and Principal.