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Valedictorian Selection


 Graduation cap and diploma

Rocklin High School Class Valedictorians represent the top academic performers of the graduating class, determined by the total weighted grade point average (GPA) according to California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) standards.

All high school courses will be included in the calculation of the GPA. “High school level courses” taken during middle school and college courses taken during high school will not be included in GPA calculation. The GPA of all seniors will be weighted by adding one point for UC approved Rocklin Unified School District honors and Advanced Placement courses.

Weighted grades will be assigned only for honors and Advanced Placement courses offered in the Rocklin Unified School District for transfer students from schools in California, out-of-state or out-of country. Students must be enrolled at Rocklin High School by the beginning of first semester of the senior year to be considered for class valedictorian.

Potential valedictorian candidates will be identified after the first quarter report card is issued in the fall of the senior year and a meeting will be held with these potential candidates. Students may use the title Class Valedictorian Candidate during the last three quarters of the senior year unless they no longer meet the requirements. Valedictorian candidates are confirmed with each semester report card and valedictorian candidates will be named based on the seventh semester report card.

Students in the top two percent of the senior class by the total weighted GPA are valedictorians. This number is based on the number of students enrolled in the senior class at the beginning of their senior year. If more than two percent of the senior class make up the lowest qualifying GPA, all students tied at that lowest qualifying GPA are valedictorians.

Students may be removed from the valedictorian list if it is determined by the administration that they do not meet acceptable Rocklin High School standards of academics.