Grade Level Status
The information on this page has been updated for the 2020-21 school year. Please see the 2019-20 Valley and Valley Southwoods course description catalogs if needed.
To earn a Valley High School diploma requires 48 credits. To ensure that a student is satisfactorily progressing toward this goal, the following grade classifications will be in effect:
Freshman Status (Ninth Grade)
The ninth-grade year begins upon the enrollment of the student on the beginning day of classes for the school year. Until then, the student is not considered to be enrolled in ninth grade.
Sophomore Status (10th Grade)
Requires two or more semesters of high school enrollment and a minimum of 6 credits in the core area.
Junior Status (11th Grade)
Requires four or more semesters of high school enrollment and a minimum of 22 credits (includes physical education). (A junior approved for graduation at the end of the year would be advanced to senior status for the spring semester.)
Senior Status (12th Grade)
Requires six or more semesters of high school attendance and a minimum of 34 credits (includes physical education).