The Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy ranks students in accordance with their cumulative academic average. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be the first and second students, respectively, in the graduating class, who meet the following additional criteria:
* Must have spent all of grades 11 and 12 at RKA.
* Must earn an Advanced Regents diploma with honors distinction.
* Must have taken at least two accelerated classes (AP, Honors, etc.) each year in grades 11 and 12.
* Must have an Advanced Regents diploma or completion of concentration in humanities or math/science.
* Must have 85% or above GPA.
* Must agree to take at least six classes plus lunch in their senior year.
* Grades from Honors and AP classes will be weighted.
* Class rank will be re-calculated after the fifth marking period.
* Candidates are students who have comported themselves in a way that brings honor upon the good name of RKA.