Henderson County High School has two (2) graduation programs: Honors Night Reception and Commencement. All students graduating from HCHS are encouraged to take part in both of these exercises. Before students can go through the final exercise, they must meet the following criteria:
Rank in a class shall be determined by a student’s Weighted Cumulative Grade Point Average, which includes all courses taken by the student for high school credit and approved by the District for high school credit. The weighted grade point average (GPA) will be rounded to the nearest tenth of a point.
The student(s) with the class rank of one (1) will be named valedictorian(s). A class rank of one (1) indicates the student(s) have the highest weighted grade point average in the class. Students graduating at the end of the senior year with a class rank of one (1) and having the highest Weighted Cumulative GPA based on final grades from all courses taken for high school credit shall be designated as valedictorian(s).
All students with a 3.5 or higher Weighted Cumulative GPA will be recognized as honors students at commencement ceremonies.