General Diploma

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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 Jocelyn Kolle at 701-630-1885 or by selecting Guidance and Counseling on our Contact NDCDE Staff Form.

Courses required by the state of ND
Science - Biology (1 credit)
Social Studies - US Government (.5 credit); American History (1 credit); Economics (.5 credit)

Grade 9 (0-5.5 credits)

Recommended Courses for a Ninth Grade Student
Subject Area Course Course
English Choice Choice
Math General Math OR Prealgebra, 1st Semester General Math OR Prealgebra, 2nd Semester
Science Physical Science, 1st Semester Physical Science, 2nd Semester
Social Studies Choice Choice
Physical Education Choice  
Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts   Choice
Electives   Choice

Grade 10 (5.5-11 credits)

Recommended Courses for a Tenth Grade Student
Subject Area Course Course
English Choice Choice
Math Prealgebra OR Algebra I, 1st Semester Prealgebra OR Algebra I, 2nd Semester
Science Biology, 1st Semester Biology, 2nd Semester
Physical Education   Choice
Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts Choice Choice
Electives Choice Choice

Grade 11 (11-16.5 credits)

Recommended Courses for an Eleventh Grade Student
Subject Area 1st Semester 2nd Semester
English Choice Choice
Math Algebra I, Geometry OR Consumer Math, 1st Semester Algebra I, Geometry OR Consumer Math, 2nd Semester
Science Choice Choice
Social Studies American History, 1st Semester* American History, 2nd Semester*
Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts Choice Choice
Electives Choice  

Grade 12 (16.5-22 credits)

Recommended Courses for a Twelfth Grade Student
Subject Area 1st Semester 2nd Semester
English Choice Choice
Social Studies Economics* US Government*
Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts Choice  
Electives Choice Choice
Electives Choice Choice
Electives Choice Choice