Graduation Requirements

  • Fargo Public School District requires 24 credits for a student to be eligible for graduation.

    Students are required by the State of North Dakota to receive a passing score on the Civics Exam.

English 4 Credits

  • English 1 (1 credit)

    English 2 or Accelerated English 2 (1 credit)

    English 3 or AP English Language & Composition (1 credit)

    English 4 or AP English Literature & Composition (1 credit)

Science 3 Credits

  • Physical Science (1 credit)

    Biology (1 credit)

    Elective Science Credit (1 credit)


Physical Education 1.5 Credits

  • PE 1 (.5 credit)

    PE2 (.5 credit)

    PE Elective (.5 credit)

Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Career & Technical Education 3 Credits

Math 3 Credits

  • Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Introduction & Conclusion (1 credit)

    Geometry or Information Geometry (1 credit)

    Other Math Credit (1 credit)


Social Studies 3 Credits

  • Western Civilization or AP European History (1 credit)

    Modern US History or AP US History (1 credit)

    Government or AP Government & Politics (.5 credit)

    Economics or AP Micro/Macroeconomics (.5 credit)

Health .5 Credit

  • Health (.5 credit)



Electives 6 Credits

  • Graduation requirements are minimum standards. Students are encouraged to take additional courses during the school year and summer school sessions.

    To participate in graduation exercises, a student must have met all of the requirements for graduation.

    Each student must carry a minimum of 6 credits each year, grades 9 through 12.

    This minimum load DOES NOT include credits earned in summer school.

Suggested Four-Year College Preparatory Curriculum

  • The minimum suggested requirements for four-year college preparation are listed below. It is important to check specific college requirements early in your high school planning. Some courses do NOT meet requirements for four-year colleges. Check with your counselor for further information.

    Credits      Subject

    4                    English/Language Arts – English 1, 2, 3, 4

    3+                  Mathematics – Algebra 1 and higher

    3+                  Laboratory Sciences – Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics

    3-4                 Social Sciences – U.S. History, Western Civilization, Government, Economics

    2                     Fine Arts – Orchestra, Choir, Band, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities

    2                     Foreign Language (required by some colleges)

    **Additional requirements may vary considerably by College or University**