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Class Rank

High school students will earn grades that reward a student’s success in academically rigorous classes and in classes that encourage exploration of a student’s interest. When calculating the Grade Point Average, Ross High School will award quality points for all courses as follows: A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0

An additional weight of .05 will be added to the Grade Point Average for each Ross High School credit earned for Advanced Placement courses and College Credit Plus courses (effective with the 2015-2016 school year), provided the student earns a “C” or above in the course.  The weight given will be adjusted proportional to the amount of Ross High School credit earned.

This rank may be used for only two purposes: (1) on college and scholarships applications as required, and (2) in the determination of valedictorian and salutatorian (first and second place in class).

To be eligible for valedictory or salutatory honors, a student must have attended Ross High School for a minimum of 6 semesters, including both semesters of the senior year.

The principal will select students for these honors on the basis of the cumulative weighted Grade Point Average after the fourth quarter of the senior year.

AP Courses that are taken via credit flex, correspondence, or online will not be weighted for G.P.A. or Class Rank purposes. Final determination as to whether a course will be weighted rests with the building principal.