506.9 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian

“Valedictorian” is an academic honor bestowed upon the graduating senior with the highest weighted GPA at Red Oak High School.  This senior would have completed eight (8) semesters of education at accredited high schools with at least the entire senior year at Red Oak High School.  During the student’s time at Red Oak High School, the student must have been a full-time student in accordance with the guidelines in the student handbook.  Although a senior might graduate from Red Oak High School with a Red Oak diploma, the student is not eligible for this honor if his or her transcript includes grades from a non-accredited program.

“Salutatorian” is an academic honor bestowed upon the graduating senior with the second highest weighted GPA at Red Oak High School.  This senior would have completed eight (8) semesters of education at accredited high schools with at least the entire senior year at Red Oak High School.  During the student’s time at Red Oak High School, the student must have been a full-time student in accordance with the guidelines in the student handbook.  Although a senior might graduate from Red Oak High School with a Red Oak diploma, the student is not eligible for this honor if his or her transcript includes grades from a non-accredited program.

In the event of a tie for first place, there will be co-valedictorians with no salutatorian that year.  In the event that there is not a tie for first place, but there is a tie for second place, then there will be co-salutatorians.

At the graduation ceremony the salutatorian will speak first.  The valedictorian will speak second.  In the event of a tie for first, all co-valedictorians will be given an opportunity to deliver a valedictorian speech.  In the event of a tie for second, all co-salutatorians will be given an opportunity to deliver a salutatorian speech.

 

 

Approved August 27, 2018          
Reviewed August 27, 2018          
Revised August 27, 2018