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 guidance department 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 Jocelyn Kolle at 701-630-1885 or by using our Contact NDCDE Staff Form if you have any questions or concerns about credit requirements at NDCDE.
| English/Language Arts
| Social Studies
| 3 units
|Foreign/Native American Language, Fine Arts, or Career and Technical Education
| 3 units
| 3 units
| Physical Education
| 1 unit
|ND Civics Test
Optional High School Curriculum Requirements
Beginning August 1, 2025 all students will be required to have 1 credit of cybersecurity. This credit can fulfill 1 credit towards the CTE requirements or 1 credit toward the Elective 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 Jocelyn Kolle at firstname.lastname@example.org