Awards, honors and scholarships are presented to members of our senior class. These awards serve as an incentive for our students as they pursue his/her high school diploma. Students have an obligation to submit their applications on time.
Winners of awards are determined in two ways:
According to the criteria established by the donor, with a selection process operated by the donor.
According to criteria established by the donor, with the selection being made by a scholarship committee established by the principal.
The Scholarship Committee will be comprised of the Principal, an Assistant Principal, all guidance counselors, the senior class sponsor, and teachers who are presently teaching the senior students. Scholarships awarded directly to students from post‐ secondary institutions should be reported to the Guidance Department for inclusion in scholarship records. Acceptance letters should also be reported to the Guidance Department.
Class Rank Deciles
A procedure by which each student is ranked by deciles according to his/her weighted grade point average. Students will be grouped according to deciles (such as 1st Deciles being the top ranking 10% of the class). Deciles will be listed on the final report card. In order to be included in the official class rank deciles, students must have been enrolled in Sun Valley for at least three consecutive years.
All full year courses must give mid‐term and final examinations. A schedule will be developed for these examinations. Skill classes which require specific classrooms, and elective courses, will administer exams during regular class periods. These courses will give exams during the last week of the course.
All other classes will give exams per the exam schedule. Students are required to remain in the exam room for the duration of the exam. Any student who fails to take an exam in a course will receive a zero. Twenty percent of the student’s final grade in the course will be determined by the grades on the midterm and final examination.
Final grades for semester courses are determined by averaging all marking period grades and counting the midterm exam as 10% and the final exam grade as 10% for the course. Full year courses are an average of four marking periods plus the final exams.
Distinguished Honor Roll
All students who earn an average between 90% and 100% on all courses, with no grade below 90%.
All students who earn an average between 80% and 100% in all courses, with no grade below 80%.