Determining Class Rank
Juniors and seniors are ranked by numeric average each year because colleges request this information when the student applies for acceptance. This average is computed by the school at three different times.
- It is computed at the end of the junior year and the beginning of the senior year, since many colleges request this information early.
- It is again compiled at the end of the first semester of the senior year.
- Class rank is not finalized until all work is completed and graded for the year.
- Grades earned in Honors and AP courses receive a higher numeric weight in calculations of class rank.
- When a student retakes a course due to a failing grade, the failing average will be a part of the GPA as well as the average earned for the repeated course.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Round Rock Christian Academy chooses to name the honorary positions of Valedictorian and Salutatorian based on overall GPA, character, extracurricular involvement and service. The announcement of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be made in May of the Senior year.
Students that meet the following criteria will be considered:
- attended RRCA their junior and senior year.
- complete the Distinguished Graduation Plan with a class rank in the top 20%.
- have not been on disciplinary probation during their senior year.
- scored at least a 25 on the ACT or a 1200 on the SAT.
- are dedicated to being involved in school activities.
- have demonstrated their heart through service for others.
- are held in the highest esteem by their classmates and teachers.
- meet high standards in terms of character and integrity.