The Acadia Parish School Board recognizes the purpose of student ranking is to determine where a student stands in comparison to his/her classmates in the same school.  Senior class ranking of students shall be based on total grade point average expressed to four decimal places on all subjects taken in grades nine (9) through twelve (12).




Each high school may recognize a valedictorian, salutatorian, or student of similar distinction each year.  The selection shall be based on that student who has earned the highest grade point average expressed to four decimal places for all high school courses taken.  Co-valedictorians or students of similar distinction shall be recognized if these students have earned exactly the same grade point average expressed to four decimal places during their high school tenure.  In the event that a co-valedictorian is recognized, it shall be left to the discretion of the principal whether there will be a salutatorian.  To be considered for valedictorian and salutatorian, the student must be enrolled in the same school for the entire senior year and must have been in attendance in this school system for the last four (4) semesters of high school.  This does not prevent other honors being bestowed.


Revised:  November 4, 2013



Ref:    Board minutes, 11-04-13


Acadia Parish School Board