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 World History World History
Physical Education 1/2 credit  
Elective   1/2 credit
Fine Arts 1/2 credit  
Career/Tech Ed   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 History American History
Career/Tech. Ed   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 Economics credit 1/2 Social Studies credit
Elective 1/2 credit 1/2 credit
Fine Arts 1/2 credit  

Grade 12

Subject Area First Semester Second Semester
English 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts 1/2 Credit English/Language Arts
Fine Arts   1/2 credit
Social Studies American Government  
Career/Tech Ed. 1/2 credit  
Elective 1 credit 1 credit
Physical Education   1/2 credit

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