Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, a new class ranking policy will be in effect. This regulation changes several things vs. the current regulation.
First, Junior and Senior honors classes will have a GPA bump added to grades C and above of .025/semester. This is an increase vs. the current .015 added per semester. Freshmen and Sophomore honors classes will remain at .015, and add Advanced Placement (AP) classes remain at a bump of .03/semester.
Second, under the College Credit Plus program, any college course – taken on a college campus or online – will be weighted at AP levels, if the course is determined to be equivalent to a Milford Honors or AP class. This is per changes in state law.
Third, we are moving from recognizing the “Top 25” at graduation to recognizing students based on the Latin designations of Suma Cum Laude (weighted GPA of 4.25+). This does not limit the recognition of top students to just 25, but gives any students who are able to achieve a GPA of 4.25 or higher the chance to be recognized. In addition, students will be recognized for Magna Cum Laude status for achieving a weighted GPA of 3.8-4.2499 (unrounded) and Cum Laude of 3.5-3.7999 (unrounded). These GPAs are determined at the end of 7 semesters (end of first semester senior year).
Finally, requirements for Valedictorian and Salutatorian (first and second in the class) have changed slightly. These two positions are determined after 8 semesters (end of second semester senior year). These students must have been enrolled as a Milford High School student for their entire senior year; must meet the state criteria for an honors diploma; and will be determined as first and second based on weighted grades for all 8 semesters. If the students ranked first or second do not meet the first two criteria, the student with the next highest grade point average who meet the criteria will be named.