Student Handbook


Valedictorian & Salutatorian

The selection of the senior class valedictorian and salutatorian will be based on the following criteria: 
The GPA computed from the first semester of 9th grade through the first semester of 12th grade (seven semester’s total. If students are tied, the decision will be made at the end of the second semester). GPA will be carried out to the hundredth place value. Summer school grades between 8th and 9th grade will not be used to compute GPA if such use would lower the student’s GPA.

•    Four of the semesters must be completed at Coast Union High School. 
•    If two or more students possess equal qualifications, they will share the honor. 
•    The extra grade point assigned to students who receive a grade of “A” or “B” in an honors class will not be used to calculate GPA if the courses were taken during the freshman or sophomore year, or at a school other than Coast Union, if equivalent courses are not offered. 
•    Student must have a full schedule all four years (no off-campus). Students will not be allowed to use pass/fail courses to artificially raise their GPA above that of a student who takes classes which earn a letter grade. 
•    The principal, upon recommendation of the curriculum committee, may authorize exceptions to the above criteria for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:

o    Consideration of a foreign exchange student who has completed four semesters at Coast with standard “A” – “F” grades and one year of “P” (passing) grades.
o    Student who missed a significant amount of school due to excessive absences. 
o    Student who was involved in any disciplinary infractions.