College Bound

College Bound Plan of Study

The North Dakota Center for Distance Education recommends the following schedule of study for students who plan to attend a four-year college or university. These recommendations are based on North Dakota University System requirements, but also include the recommendation that students take two years of a world language. Although the following schedule of study will meet most university entrance requirements, nonresident students are urged to consult the college or university they plan to attend. The North Dakota University System recommends that future university students take one high school math course each year, including advanced algebra and take at least two foreign language courses, which may include American Sign Language or Native American Languages.

This is a suggested plan of study, and students do have some choices within the required subject areas and electives. If you have questions about this plan of study, please contact the NDCDE academic advisor, Brian Becker, at 701-298-4833 or Brian.Becker@k12.nd.us.

If you intend to apply for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Scholarship you will want to be sure the electives you choose meet requirements for each scholarship.

Grade 9

Math
Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English Language Arts 9, First Semester Language Arts 9, Second Semester
Algebra I Algebra I
Science Physical Science Physical Science
Social Studies American (U.S.) History American (U.S.) History
World Language 1st semester 2nd semester
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

Grade 10

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English Language Arts 10, First Semester Language Arts 10, Second Semester
Math Geometry Geometry
Science Biology Biology
Social Studies American Government Economics
World Language 3rd semester 4th semester
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

Grade 11

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English Language Arts 11, First Semester Language Arts 11, Second Semester
Math Algebra II Algebra II
Science Chemistry Chemistry
Social Studies 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
PhyEd/Health 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

Grade 12

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English Language Arts 12, First Semester Language Arts 12, Second Semester
Math Trigonometry Pre-Calculus
Science Physics Physics
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

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