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.
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**