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What are the offical age ranges and grade in a US High School?
asked Jul 26, 2012 in High School by Drake Peters Inquisitive Expert (1,480 points)

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Students will generally graduate from high school in the year of their 18th birthday if they were born between January 1 and August 31, but this varies by state depending on the kindergarten cut-off date, which ranges from August 1 in Missouri to January 1 in Connecticut.[5] A few American schools still incorporate grades 7 through 12, but it is usually either grades 9–12 or grades 10–12. Some states split grades 9–10 and 11–12 into a junior high school and senior high school. For purposes of the Grade Point Average (GPA) and subject requirements used for college admission, grade 9 is usually considered the first year of high school regardless of whether the student is in the last year of a 7–9 junior high program, or the first year of a 9–12 high school program.

  • 9th Grade – Freshman Year Starting at 13 to 15 years of age
  • 10th Grade – Sophomore Year Starting at 14 to 16 years of age
  • 11th Grade – Junior Year Starting at 15 to 17 years of age
  • 12th Grade – Senior Year Starting at 16 to 18 years of age (This would make a student graduate 16, 17, 18, 19, or, in some cases, 20 years of age.)
answered Jul 26, 2012 by Richard S Inquisitive Expert (6,360 points)
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A highschool is a place to prepare you for college and help you understand what your going to do in college .
answered Nov 12, 2012 by anonymous


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