Remove Class Rank for WHHS Class of 2020

Remove Class Rank for WHHS Class of 2020

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A concerned walnut student Class of 2020 started this petition to Walnut Hills LSDMC and

We the Concerned members of the Walnut Hills Class of 2020 signed below, Demand that CLASS RANK be REMOVED from transcripts for the Walnut Hills High School Class of 2020!

The reasons why we demand this are as followed; 

  • Class Rank harms the chances of being admitted to a selective colleges and universities. Due to students at Walnut being highly competitive, most of us, while completely meeting the academic standards required, will be disadvantaged by not having a top class rank. Whereas if we were at another school, we would have a top rank. While colleges are supposed to practice holistic admissions, they will take class rank into consideration and that will harm 99% of the WHHS Class of 2020 
  • Class Rank causes students to have unnecessary stress, as they feel the need to compare themselves to other students with ranks that DO NOT represent their intellectual abilities. It creates animosity between students and ruins friendships
  • At Walnut Hills High School, Summer College Classes can count towards a student's weighted GPA, which is used in calculating class rank. This creates a Financial Barrier for class rank, as students who can afford summer classes (tuition, transportation, and other indirect expenses) can boost their GPA. Students of middle and lower class families who cannot afford the expenses of summer college classes can not compete with their wealthier classmates
  • The future classes of Walnut have removed class rank. Schools across the nation are removing class rank for their 2020 class. We should do the same

For those top students, removing class rank does not hurt them, as their GPA's will still speak to their academic success at Walnut. However it is time for us to align to the fundamental principles of Walnut Hills: equality of opportunity and best preparing students to get into the colleges they want to attend!

Class Rank Must Be Removed For The Walnut Hills High School Class of 2020!

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