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HONOR ROLL/SCHOLARSHIP

A student’s most important record he/she will have during the school years will be his/her school scholarship record.  It is permanent and will be the basis for college work or for business positions in one’s life.  The student will want to have a good record.  Ask for help.  The teachers at DCJ/SHS will be glad to give extra time.  Do your best - start now!

Scholarship Awards

Those students who maintain a grade point average of 3.4 to 4.0 for the school year will receive an award at the Awards Assembly at the end of the school year.  There will be a special “Principal’s Award” for any freshmen through senior students who maintain “straight A’s” for the first three nine-week periods.

Students GPA’s will be figured on their final semester grades.

A = 4.0                      B+ = 3.5                     C+ = 2.5                    D+ = 1.5

A- = 3.75                   B = 3.0                       C = 2.0                       D = 1.0

B- = 2.75                   C- = 1.75                    D- = 0.5

Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors are determined by the students overall weighted GPA.  In the case of a tie, co-Valedictorians will be awarded with a Salutatorian awarded to the next highest GPA. In the case of a tie, co-Salutatorians will be awarded. Our goal is to honor those students who have had outstanding achievement in their academic subjects. The selection of a class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, beginning with the class of 2017, shall follow the criteria given below:

·       The Valedictorian will be determined by computing a weighted quarterly (not semester) GPA. If one student obtains a GPA above a 4.0 within the weighted system, that student shall be the Valedictorian. Salutatorian will be the student with the second highest GPA.

·       However, the weighted GPA system leads to distortions in comparing two or more students who have achieved higher than a 4.0. This is due to differing numbers of accumulated credits among individual students. Therefore, when more than one student has achieved higher than a 4.0 in the weighted system, further distinctions and rank of said students will be determined by comparing non-weighted quarterly GPA, as this distortion does not impact non-weighted GPA. The student of that group achieving the greatest GPA shall be the Valedictorian, and the second greatest GPA shall designate the Salutatorian.

·       Finally, any student having received an F for any quarter grade, including for tutor classes, shall not be eligible for either Valedictorian or Salutatorian, regardless of final GPA. 

Honor Roll

The Senior High Honor Roll is issued for each nine-week period through the office of the principal.  The Honor Roll consists of two groups based on a 4.0-point system.

·       Students maintaining a grade point average of 4.0

·       Students whose grade point average is from 3.4 to 3.99 

A student receiving a D or F grade will not be listed on the Honor Roll, even if his/her grade point average is 3.4 or better.  A student who has incomplete class work will not be listed on the Honor Roll.  All subjects that are taken for credit will be used in calculating the grade point average for the Honor Roll. Teachers Aide, Physical Education Aide, Office Aide, and Tutor will be graded on a Pass/Fail method and do not count toward the student’s GPA.

The Junior High Honor Roll is issued for each nine-week period through the office of the principal.  The Honor Roll consists of three groups based on a 4.0 point system.

·       Students maintaining a grade point average of 4.0

·       Students whose grade point average is from 3.5 to 3.99

·       Students whose grade point average is from 3.0 to 3.49

A student receiving a D or F grade will not be listed on the Honor Roll, even if his/her grade point average is 3.0 or better.  A student who has incomplete class work will not be listed on the Honor Roll.  The four core subjects--English, Math, Science, and Social Studies--will be used in calculating the grade point average for the Honor Roll. 

 

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