RANKING OF STUDENTSThe ranking of students shall be based on the student’s final Grade Point Average (GPA). The GPA shall be defined as the total quality points divided by the number of credits pursued. All averages shall be computed to four (4) decimal places.Beginning with the freshman class of 2008-2009, to be eligible to compete for scholastic honors in a particular school in the Tangipahoa Parish School System, a student must have been registered in that school for the final semester of his/her senior year (90 days). Should the student fail to register during the first ten (10) days of the spring semester because of personal illness or illness in the family, this fact must be substantiated by a doctor’s certificate. The high school average of all semester grades is used in determining the honor students. In determining who shall be the honor students in the graduating class, the following procedure shall be followed: All subjects in which credit was received shall be listed in the transcript sent to the Louisiana Department of Education. The cumulative grade point average on the official transcript shall be used as a basis for determining who will be the honor students.Students beginning with the freshman class of 2008-2009 will be recognized as honor students using the system defined below:Designation: Summa Cum Laude
Grade Point Average (GPA): 4.0
Designation: Magna Cum Laude
Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.999 – 3.50
Designation: Cum Laude
Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.499 - 3.00
Public recognition should be given at commencement exercises to the honor students of the class.