The proper selection of courses by students is an important matter. It is important to the students that each course should be carefully selected as an integral part of the student’s four-year educational plan. Read carefully; the course selections are equally as important to the school district as commitments for staffing for the ensuing year are based on the student selections. Therefore, changes in student course selections after July 1 will only be made in cases of extreme hardship. All changes must have the approval of the school assistant principals or principal.
To qualify for graduation, a senior must have enrolled in a high school during grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 for four separate school year terms. An exception to this policy may be made for students if they have the approval of their parents and the principal. In addition, according to school board policy, students must have completed all requirements for the high school diploma in order to participate in commencement exercises.
Students shall be enrolled each year in courses that will give them at least six credits unless the principal has granted permission to take a reduced load. Additional courses may be taken from the list of electives each year to meet the minimum requirements.
Students must make an effort to make up any course failures through summer school or correspondence before the next fall term starts. Courses failed and not made up by the beginning of the next school year must be scheduled for that school year. Special permission must be obtained to take further courses in the same field until failures have been removed.
Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Courses
Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are taught by our own teachers who have trained and been approved by the College Board Advanced Placement program. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement exam. If students score high enough on the test, they will receive college credit at any college or university that accepts credits from Advanced Placement courses. Prior to registering for an AP exam, please review the Advanced Placement Examination Policy and the Advanced Placement Examination Schedule.
In order for a student to enter an Advanced Placement course, the student must perform well in the courses in that subject area in the year before they want to take the Advanced Placement course. If this occurs, he/she can receive a teacher recommendation will grant permission to take the Advanced Placement course. For example, a sophomore in World History can get recommended for AP US History by his/her World History teacher.
Dual Credit Courses
Dual Credit courses are taught by our own teachers who have trained and been approved by North Dakota State College of Science. The curriculum is designed to match the equivalent courses at NDSCS while at the same time satisfying the North Dakota State Standards. The grade given at the end of the course will allow students to receive both high school credit and college credit at any college or university that accepts credits from North Dakota State College of Science. This grade will appear on both the high school transcript and NDSCS transcript.