VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards are presented to graduating seniors who completed the requirements for the diploma with distinction of the highest and second highest cumulative grade point averages respectively. In order to be in consideration for valedictorian or salutatorian, students will be required to take the recommended college preparatory curriculum as stated in the current student handbook. The grade point average will be computed by May 1st of the eighth semester and will be based on a 4.0 scale. Semester grades will be used to compute grade point averages. In the event of a tie for valedictorian, there will not be a student or students named as salutatorian. In the case of a tie for salutatorian, the following criteria will be evaluated to determine who the salutatorian will be: ACT score, SAT score, State Assessment scores.
BLUESTEM USD 205 STUDENT HANDBOOK 2017 - 2018 – RECOMMENDED COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM
The following is the "recommended college curriculum" for BHS:
A. 4 credits of English
B. 3 credits of Social Studies
C. 3 credits of Mathematics including Algebra, I, Geometry and one additional advanced math course
D. 3 credits of Natural Science including Biology, Chemistry and one additional advanced science course
E. 2 credits of Foreign Language.
As a point of emphasis--there should be at least the preceding noted credits in the five curriculum areas. or… the minimum USD 205 graduation requirements plus one upper level math course, one upper level science course and two credits of a foreign language or one credit of foreign language and one credit of college level material.