Grade classification is based on units earned, not years of attendance in high school. Students entering year one of high school for the first time will be classified as freshmen regardless of units earned prior to their first year in high school. Students are promoted to the next level of classification or retained in their current classification based on the following criteria:
To be classified as a sophomore, typically the second year of high school, a student must have earned a minimum of six units of credit with at least one credit in English, one in Math and four additional credits.
To be classified as a junior, typically the third year of high school, a student must have earned a minimum of twelve units, including two units of English, two units of Math.
To be classified as a senior, typically the fourth year of high school, a student must have earned a total of sixteen units of credit and have received three units in English, three units in Math, two units in Science, two units in Social Studies.