Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

NDCDE will accept and transfer credits from other accredited secondary schools. Accredited schools include those approved by state departments of education and/ or those that maintain regional or national accreditation. An official transcript from the accredited secondary school must be received by NDCDE in order for credits to be transferred. Our academic advisor, Brian Becker, will then determine the acceptance and transfer of these credits.

Units of credit are expressed in Carnegie units. All NDCDE courses (unless stated otherwise) are one-half-unit courses and are equivalent to one semester (1/2 credit). Please contact the academic advisor, Brian Becker, at 701-298-4833 or Brian.Becker@k12.nd.us if you have any questions or concerns about credit requirements at NDCDE.

Subject Requirements
English/Language Arts

4 units
Social Studies

  • American History
  • American Government
  • Economics with Financial Literacy
  • Any other social studies, which may include civics, civilization, 1 unit or geography and history, multicultural studies, ND studies, psychology, sociology, and world history.
3 units

  • 1 unit
  • 1/2 unit
  • 1/2 unit
  • 1 unit or 2 half-units
Foreign/Native American Language, Fine Arts, or Career and Technical Education 3 units
Science

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Any other science

OR

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
3 units

  • 1 unit
  • 1 unit
  • 1 unit or 2 half-units

 

  • 1 unit
  • 1 unit
  • 1 unit
Mathematics

  • May take appoved Computer Science Course
3 units

  • 1 unit
Physical Education

  • Physical Education (One half of the Physical Education requirement may be met by taking Health.)
1 unit

  • 1 unit
Electives 5 units
ND Civics Test No units
Total 22 units

Optional High School Curriculum Requirements

If after completing at least two years of high school a student has failed to pass at least one-half unit in 3 subject areas, that student may request that the student’s advisor, guidance counselor, or principal meet with the student and the student’s parent(s) to determine if the student should be permitted to pursue an optional high school curriculum, in place of the requirements set forth above.

If a student’s parent consents, in writing, to the student pursuing the optional high school curriculum, an alternative plan may be considered. For more information about the optional high school curriculum requirements, please contact Brian Becker at (701) 298-4833.

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