It is the endeavor of West Franklin USD 287 to provide an education to every student that maximizes the individual's achievement. Honors, scholarships, and other awards are frequently bestowed upon students based upon grades and credits for high school classes. It shall be the policy of this district to select a valedictorian and salutation for each high school graduating class. To be eligible to be considered for either valedictorian or salutatorian, students will have to complete a core of academic offerings.

To be so considered students will:

  • Complete English 9, 10, 11, 12, and one of foreign language

  • Complete at least eight of the following classes: Algebra 1; Algebra 2; Advanced Math; Calculus; Geometry; Physical Science; Biology; Biology 2; Chemistry; Physics; and one other additional year of foreign language.

  • Grade Point Average will be determined by an A (+ or -) equals 4; B (+ or -) equals 3; C (+ or -) equals 2; D (+ or -) equals 1. After each semester, grade point averages may be computed.

Other Circumstances:

  • If a tie exists for valedictorian, there will be shared valedictorians and no salutatorian.

  • If a tie exists for salutatorian, there will be shared salutatorian.

  • A student not successfully completing the above listed minimum requirements may not rank higher than third or higher than any valedictorian or salutatorian.

  • Otherwise, students will be numerically ranked in the same order as their grade point average for class rank.

  • This policy will first affect the graduating class of 1999.