General Diploma

General Diploma Plan of Study

The North Dakota Center for Distance Education recommends the following schedule of study for students who do not plan to attend a four-year college or university. These recommendations are based on the North Dakota requirement of 22 units of credit.

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

Grade 9

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts
Math General Math OR Prealgebra General Math OR Prealgebra
Science Physical Science Physical Science
Social Studies American (U.S.) History American (U.S.) History
PhyEd/Health 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

Grade 10

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts
Math Prealgebra OR Algebra I Prealgebra OR Algebra I
Science Biology Biology
Social Studies American Government Economics
Language/CTE 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit

Grade 11

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts
Math Algebra I OR Geometry Algebra I OR Geometry
Science 1/2 Science credit 1/2 Science credit
Social Studies 1/2 Social Studies credit 1/2 Social Studies credit
Language/CTE 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 Credit

Grade 12

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts
Language/CTE 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Elective 1 credit 1 credit

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