The West Carroll 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 quality points on all subjects taken in grades nine (9) through twelve (12).


Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment course grades, with the exception of the Dual Enrollment Vocational course, shall be calculated using the same grading scale as the Pupil Progression Plan.




In order for principals to determine the graduating class honors of valedictorian and salutatorian, the following criteria shall be followed:


  1. Grade point average (GPA) shall be determined by using semester letter grades rounded to the nearest hundredth place.  (Example:  4.00, 3.06)  In case of ties, the principal shall declare students with the same GPA as co-valedictorians/co-salutatorians.

  2. Letter grades will be used.

    Those letter grades will be assigned the following quality point value:

    A=4.0, B-3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0 and F=0.0.

    Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses will use the following grading scale:

    A=4 Quality Points, B=4 Quality Points, C=3 Quality Points, D=2 Quality Points and F=0 Quality Points.


  1. Courses taken at the college/university level will be included in the process of selecting valedictorian and salutatorian.

  2. The following courses shall be excluded in the process:


    1. Physical education, drivers’ education, correspondence courses, and,

    2. All other courses in which repeat credit or additional credit is earned at below college level.


  1. To be eligible for either honor, a student must have attended the entire senior year in the designated school.  Furthermore, a senior who transfers into that school must earn a minimum of five (5) academic credits during that senior year within that school.

  2. To be eligible for valedictorian and/or salutatorian honors, a student must successfully complete the following courses:

    English (4):               English I, English II, English III, and English IV

    Mathematics (3):       Algebra I, Algebra II and one of the following:  Geometry, Advanced Mathematics, Trigonometry, or Calculus

    Science (3):               Biology I, Chemistry I, and one of the following:  Environmental Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, or Physics

    Social Studies (3):   Civics (½), Free Enterprise (½), American History, and one of the following:  World Geography or World History


Revised:  September, 2007

Revised:  October 4, 2010

Revised:  June 3, 2013



Ref:    Board minutes, 10-6-92, 8-6-07, 10-4-10, 6-3-13


West Carroll Parish School Board