Uinta County School District #1

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Adoption Date: 6/13/1991, Revised: 4/8/2003; 08/14/12; 08/14/14 8/9/16



The Board of Trustees for Uinta County School District Number One believes that the successful completion of all requirements for a diploma from the public schools is an achievement that improves the community as well as the individual; therefore, the Board of Trustees wishes to recognize that achievement in a publicly celebrated graduation exercise.   Accordingly, appropriate graduation programs may be planned by designated school officials for commencement on the date selected by the Board of Trustees.  Elementary and Middle Schools may hold promotional exercises, but formal graduation programs for these grades are prohibited.


Students will be provided an opportunity to work with faculty and administration officials to plan graduation and promotional ceremonies.  However, final plans such as outside speakers, student dress, where, when, and in what manner the promotional or graduation ceremonies will be held will be subject to approval by the school administration and the Board of Trustees.  The attire for Elementary and Middle School promotional activities will be clean and pressed school clothing, not formal attire.  The attire, under a graduation cap and gown, for High School graduation activities will be determined by the building principal and senior sponsors to monitor established attire and behavior standards and exclude from graduation activities those students not exhibiting the established standards.  The cap and gown for High School graduation will be recommended by the students with final approval resting with the building principal.


EHS Valedictorian Policy


  • The new valedictorian policy will take full effect for the class of 2017.
  • The Evanston High School method of calculating GPA will be used, which includes A+, A and A-.
  • To be considered as a valedictorian/salutatorian you must have spent a minimum of 4 semesters at Evanston High School.  The student must also be physically enrolled on campus their entire senior year at EHS.
  • Valedictorian/salutatorian status will be determined after 8 semesters.
  • The speakers for commencement will be determined by the valedictorian/salutatorian formula.  The number of speakers is never to exceed 3 and will be determined by the highest rank.
  • Any student who has a category III disciplinary action taken against him or her will automatically be disqualified for valedictorian/salutatorian status.  
  • To be considered as a valedictorian/salutatorian, you may not retake a course to raise a grade.
  • The top 10% of class will be determined using the same formula as for valedictorian/salutatorian.  The determination will be made after 8 semesters.  


Valedictorian/Salutatorian Formula:


Step 1.  Take the GPA and multiply it by a multiplier of 20.


Step 2.  Student ACT Score.


Step 3.  Add up the total points of rigorous courses taken.


Step 4.  Add the answer from steps 1-3.


Example: (ACT-30) + (4.0 GPA X 20 = 80) + (7.5 course points) = 117.5 points


The student with the highest sum of points from the formula in steps 1, 2, and 3 will be the valedictorian and the second highest will be the salutatorian.


Step 5.  


  • If there is a tie for valedictorian, it will be declared that there are co-valedictorians and there will be no salutatorian.
  • If there is a clear valedictorian and a tie for salutatorian, there will be a valedictorian long with co-salutatorians.


1 Credit Courses Valued for “2” Points

1 Credit Courses Valued for “1” Point

  1. College English 1010/1020
  2. Spanish/French 4
  3. A.P. or Concurrent U.S. History
  4. A.P. or Concurrent U.S. Government & Politics/Economics
  5. Advanced or A.P. Chemistry
  6. Physics with Engineering
  7. Material Science
  8. All A.P. Courses
  9. Communications 1010
  10. College transfer credits of Core area classes above the 1000 level. (i.e., Biology 1010, Chemistry 1010)

  1. Advanced College Prep English 11
  2. STEM English 11
  3. Spanish/French 3
  4. Statistics
  5. Trig/Pre-Calculus 1 & 2
  6. Pre-AP Biology
  7. Chemistry
  8. Physics
  9. Anatomy and Physiology
  10. Horticulture
  11. Prostart Culinary Arts 2
  12. Homes and Design 2
  13. Project Welding
  14. Project Auto
  15. Computer Drafting 2
  16. Computer Programming C#
  17. Principals of Engineering
  18. Advanced Broadcast Media
  19. Accounting
  20. College Computer Information Systems
  21. Advanced Cabinetry
  22. AVID 4
  23. Theatre 2
  24. Advanced Tech Theatre
  25. Advanced Pottery
  26. Advanced Drawing/Painting
  27. Jazz 1
  28. Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1
  29. Competitive Strength Building

No student may take one of these courses multiple times in order to increase their point value.  The point value will only be given one time per course.



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