Class ranking is a method of measuring academic performance. The Wilkes County Board of Education also recognizes other means of evaluating student achievement, including grade point average, courses completed, the rigor of the curriculum, results of tests, assessments and recommendation letters.
A Wilkes County high school may compile class rankings periodically and make the information available to the student, his or her parents or guardians, and to other institutions, at the request of the student or his or her parents or guardians. Class rank for all reporting purposes will be based on the weighted grade point average in accordance with State Board guidelines. [Policy ID Number HSP-L-004] High schools may recognize academic achievement of students with a 3.5 grade point average or above as graduating with “high honors” and those with a 4.0 grade point average or above as graduating with “highest honors”. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be designated.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -81, -276, -288 G.S. 116-11 (10a)
Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Recognizing Excellence (policy 3440), Parental Involvement (policy 1310/4002)
Adopted: January 9, 2006