Weighted grades for extracurriculars?

<p>My high school gives weighted credit for not only honors and AP classes, but for students who make it past certain levels of band and/or orchestra. It also grades athletics as a course, but does not provide honors or weighted credit for any sports. </p>

<p>Therefore, a student involved in marching band can potentially become Valedictorian, but an athlete, especially a varsity one or one who plays multiple sports, can never even have a shot. </p>

<p>Are there any schools in America where students are given a weighted grade for at least being a varsity athlete?</p>

<p>Where I go to school, being involved in varsity athletics doesn't count as a grade.</p>

<p>That is the strangest thing I've ever heard. Not about band, since that's a class, and it makes sense to weight the upper-level classes, but the athletes thing is bizarre.</p>

<p>In my school, band isn't weighted whatsoever, so people in band often sacrifice being valeodictorian.</p>