Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be made one week before graduation, if possible. This allows the school district to use all eight semesters of grades in the computation. The Valedictorian shall be the student with the highest grade point average for all eight semesters. The Salutatorian shall be the student with the second highest grade point average. Both honors are based on the scale of 4.0 = A; 3.0 = B; 2.0 = C; and 1.0 = D (carried to four places) for all eight semesters.   In the unlikely event of a tie, the students will be named co-valedictorians or co-salutatorians. In the case of co-valedictorians, there will also be a salutatorian. Only students who are enrolled in the twelfth grade at Stratton High School during their entire senior year will be eligible for valedictorian or salutatorian. Exchange students are not eligible for these honors. These honors may be revoked by the administration for disciplinary action.


        Beginning with the Class of 2008, students who wish to be honored as Valedictorian or Salutatorian must have satisfied the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s college entrance requirements. Beginning with the class of 2010, one credit of foreign language is necessary.

   Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s college entrance requirements:

   English                                                                                               4 years             

   Math (must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent)           4 years

   Natural/Physical Sciences (2 units must be lab-based)                              3 years

   Social Studies (at least one unit of U.S. or World History)                       3 years

   Foreign Language                                                                                 1 year

   Academic Electives                                                                                          2 years