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i'm in canada, and i always see people referring to high school kids as 'sophomore', 'freshman', etc. we just have grades k thru 12 here, can you please explain what those terms mean?


Asked by jcsmummy at 11:52 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Freshman 9th grade of 1st year of college. Sophmore 10th grade or 2nd year of college. Junior 11th grade or 3rd year of college. Senior 12th grade or 4th year of college. The college also depends on the number of credit hours you have earned.

    Answer by LolosMom at 11:54 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Freshman is grade 9
    Sophomore is 10
    Junior is 11
    Senior is 12

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:53 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • whats she said ^^^

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 11:53 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • thanks!

    Answer by jcsmummy at 11:56 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • high school doesn't start til 9th grade? most here start at 8th grade. we just have k-7 for elementary, and 8-12 for high. we have recently been transitioning to k-5 for elementary school, 6-8 for middle, and 9-12 for high school. is this how yours are set up?

    Answer by jcsmummy at 11:58 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • My high school didn't start until 10th grade because some schools closed.

    But I was still a Sophomore in 10th.

    Answer by timelessglass at 12:00 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Thats a good question. I should have asked that in mine. Our school system is extremely different to yours.

    Answer by mum-to-be-at-18 at 12:11 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • In the town i live in, just this year, we started having 4 different schools. There is k-3 at the elementray, 4-6 at the intermediate, 7-8 at the junior high, and 9-12 at the high school. Its a big pain in the butt if you ask me, and I would like to go to the way they do it over in England. Aren't the older schools geared toward specific areas of study?

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 12:38 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • we had k-5 for elementary school, 6-8 for middle school and 9-12 for highschool, but the school I work at is k-3 for elemetary, 4-8 (i think) for middle and then the go off base for highschool 9-12

    Answer by Lillette at 12:38 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • The American system has elementary school running from grades K-5 or K-6. Middle school is 6-8, or your child might go to junior high from 7-9. High school is eithe 9-12 or 10-12. All depends on the school district.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:49 AM on Apr. 22, 2009