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Class Rank Policy Through 2020

Mansfield City Schools
Bylaws & Policies

5430 - CLASS RANK POLICY THROUGH 2020

The Board of Education acknowledges the usefulness of a system of computing grade point averages and class ranking for high school students, both to inform students of their relative academic placement among their peers and to provide students, prospective employers, and institutions of higher learning with a predictive device so that each student is more likely to be placed in an environment conducive to success.

The Board authorizes a system of class ranking, by rank points, for students in grades 9 - 12.

Every Course has a weight factor. General Education and Special Education classes are 1.0. College Prep and PSEA classes are 1.5. Honors and AP classes are 2.0.

Rank and GPA is figured from four (4) nine (9) weeks and two (2) exam grades. Each exam grade counts as one-half (1/2) of a nine (9) week grade. Final grades do not count for rank or for GPA. Grades earned through Credit Recovery, Summer School Tutored Credit, Flex Credit or any other on-line courses are issued final grade only, and they will not count toward rank or GPA.

Each letter grade, with + and -, has a numerical value. That numerical value is multiplied by the weight factor. For example, an A has a numerical value of four (4) points. If a student was taking a 1.0 weight factor class, the student would receive four (4) points (4x1.0) for that A for the nine (9) weeks. If the student was taking a 1.5 weight factor class they would receive six (6) points (4x1.5) for the nine (9) weeks. If the student was taking a 2.0 weight factor class they would receive eight (8) points (4x2.0) for the nine (9) weeks.

Exam grades are then divided by two (2) for rank points. If the above examples were for exam grades, the points would be 2.3 and 4 respectively.
 
The grades of students transferring to the high school from a chartered school will be recognized; however, such students shall have no established class rank for purposes of graduation honors, such as Valedictorian, etc., until such time as they have completed four (4) semesters.

Students entering the high school from non-chartered or home-based schooling shall have no established grade point average (GPA) or class rank for purposes of graduation honors, such as Valedictorian, etc., until such time as they have completed four (4) semesters.

No student shall be eligible for graduation honors, such as Valedictorian, etc. unless they have been enrolled for four (4) consecutive semesters prior to the final semester utilized for purposes of determining such honors.

Revised 2/5/13

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