• CURRICULUM PROGRAM

    ADV. COLLEGE CREDIT GRADING SYSTEM NCAA ELIGIBILITY
     

    EARLY GRADUATION

    Early Graduation is an accelerated plan for students wanting to earn their WLHS diploma prior
     to the end of their senior year. The criteria for this plan includes:
     • This conversation should begin with the student, parent and counselor.
     • A written proposal must be submitted to the administration team to request an early graduation plan.
     • All students must complete the WLHS Graduation Requirements.

    GRADING SYSTEM: WEIGHTED GRADES & POSTINGS

    West Linn – Wilsonville School District has instituted a Weighted Grades Reporting System on the student’s official school transcripts. This weighted grade point average will be in addition to the ‘traditional’ non-weighted GPA. This way, students from WLHS will be able to benefit from College Entrance and Scholarship Committees that make use of either system. This dual reporting system gives more information about each student, and it is, therefore, more helpful for our students.
     
     The Weighting System that will be used will give one extra point to any Advanced Placement (AP) courses that students take. Students will have the AP designation on their transcript and receive this extra weighting for any AP courses in which they take the AP Exams.
     
     Traditional Grading System
     4.0 = A
     1.0 = D
     No credit is given for a grade of "F"

     
     Weighted Grades System
     5 = A
     4 = B
     3 = C
     1 = D
     No credit is given for a grade of "F"

     

    VALEDICTORIAN

    The Valedictorian at WLHS is selected on the following criterion:

    • Student must have met all graduation requirements and be a graduate of WLHS.
    • Using weighted grades, the student who is ranked number 1 by GPA will be Valedictorian and the number 2 student will be the Salutatorian.  In case of a tie, all students will be recognized.
    • Valedictorian and Salutatorian must be Honor Graduates.
    • Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be recognized at graduation. 
    • There will be an open audition for student speakers at graduation.

    See above documents under Honor Graduation Program for details