■ Chronicle News Service
Last week, The Valley Chronicle honored Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) valedictorians for the 2017/18 academic year. This week we honor the district’s salutatorians.
The HUSD board has developed the following guidelines to determine who is selected as each school’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
The calculation to select valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) is the sum of the student’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math scores multiplied by the student’s weighted grade point average (GPA).
The student’s weighted GPA is determined from grade 9 through fall semester grade 12. The student’s total SAT score for Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math scores is determined against a maximum score of 1600. When a student has more than one Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math score (multiple sittings), the highest score in each area is used. SAT results must be received no later than the beginning of the second semester.
The total SAT score is multiplied by the weighted GPA. This is the student’s total score. The student with the highest calculated score is the valedictorian. The student with the second highest score is salutatorian. In the case of tied scores, there may be co-valedictorians and co-salutatorians.