Rank In Class
For the Class of 2024 and Beyond
Lenape Regional High School does not publish or release class rank. We believe that our students’ levels of achievement are more equitably and fully communicated through multiple measures than a single figure transcript statistic.
Recognizing there may be limited circumstances in which students may be adversely affected without the release of class rank, a waiver may be completed by the parent/legal guardian and student requesting that either weighted or unweighted class rank be released to a specific college/university. Weighted class rank is based on the weighted grade point average and unweighted class rank is based on the regular grade point average.
Some examples as indicated below:
1. If the student will not receive consideration for admission without the release of individual class rank.
2. If the student will not receive consideration for a scholarship, or admission to a particular program or provided a benefit without the release of class rank.
3. If the student will not receive consideration for recognition in certain local, State or national programs of recognition without the release of rank.
There will be two formats for a students’ Grade Point Average; The regular grade point average (GPA) and weighted grade point average (wGPA).
1. Calculating the regular GPA
The regular GPA shall be computed on the basis of all subjects taken within the school day. Grade points will be awarded on a 4.0 scale with A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0. The final grade for the course shall be multiplied by the number of credits completed for each course. The total points for all courses completed are then divided by the total credits completed to determine the GPA.
2. Calculating the wGPA
● Only core academic courses or other courses designated as Advanced Placement (AP) will be included in the wGPA.
● A core academic course is any course, regardless of level, from any of the five academic areas which are: English, World Languages, Math, Science and Social Studies.
● The wGPA shall be calculated by dividing the total weighted quality points by the total credits of the courses completed in the core academic area.
● Weighted quality points shall be calculated by multiplying the final grade for the core academic course by the number of credits completed for each core academic course using the following 6.0 scale:
HON: A=6 B=5 C=4 D=3 F=0
ACC: A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 F=0
CP/MOD/PR: A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0
● Core academic courses taken through a Summer School Remediation program shall be computed as a College Prep (CP)-D.
● Core academic courses taken through an Option Two program shall be counted in the wGPA only if the student has successfully taken the district Proof of Proficiency assessment for that course.
Effective for Class of 2023 and Prior
Class rank will be calculated for all students at the end of the sixth, and seventh semesters.
There will be two formats for class rank based upon the regular grade point average (GPA) and weighted grade point average (wGPA).
Disclosure of Class Rank
Official rank will be issued at the completion of the 6th and 7th semester. Weighted and regular grade point averages, as well as weighted and regular class rank, will become part of the student’s official transcript. Commencement honors, however, will be based on the 7th semester weighted rank.
Class Rank for the Purpose of the Graduation Ceremony
In order to qualify for valedictorian, or salutatorian, at graduation, students must have attended at least their junior and senior years in one of the high schools in the district. Transfer students who do not meet this qualification will be ranked for college placement purposes but not for graduation honors. The wGPA at the end of the 7th semester will be used to determine the valedictorian and salutatorian.
Weighted Rank Tie:
In the event there are multiple students ranked number one in the weighted class rank then the criteria below will be applied to establish the order for the determination of valedictorian and salutatorian. Only courses that were used in calculating the wGPA will be used in this process:
1. Total number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses
2. Total number of Honors (HON) courses
3. Total number of Accelerated (ACC) courses
4. Total number of classes taken
The student tied for number one with the most number of AP courses will be the valedictorian and the student with the next to highest number of AP courses will be the salutatorian. In the event that there is a tie with the number of AP courses taken then each criteria will be tested until there is a distinction between the valedictorian and the salutatorian. If a course does not count toward regular or weighted GPA it will not be counted in the determination of valedictorian and salutatorian.
This same procedure shall be used in the event that there is a single valedictorian and multiple salutatorians.