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Graduation Honor Recognition Changes in 2017

March 10, 2016

The Board of Education approved policy 5028 at the March 7, 2016 meeting. This policy brings a change to recognizing students at graduation, as well as how students will be ranked within their class. 

Beginning with the Waverly High School Class of 2017, class rank and cumulative grade point average for each high school student will be determined using a 4.0 scale. Students will be ranked based on cumulative grade point average at the end of each semester. 

Graduating seniors will be recognized according to their grade point averages:

Summa cum laude:  4.00 cumulative grade point average

Magna cum laude:  3.75-3.999 cumulative grade point average

Cum laude:  3.50-3.749 cumulative grade point average

The grading system for individual classrooms and Waverly High School remains the same, which is specified in Board Policy 5023. The grading scale for Waverly High School Grades 9-12: A = 94 - 100; B = 86 - 93; C = 78 – 85; D = 70 - 77; F = 0 - 69; I = Incomplete ; P = Achieving to ability, credit awarded. 

The new honors system will be utilized for post secondary education application and scholarship opportunities. Students with identical cumulative grade point averages will share rank.  All students with a 4.0 grade point average will be identified as ranking number one in the class.

Seniors qualifying for summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude will be recognized during the graduation ceremony by wearing a medallion. Summa cum laude students shall be responsible to provide a commencement address as approved by the high school principal.

Graduation Honors Change in 2017

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