• Graduation Requirements for Bismarck Public Schools
    Credits required for graduation from Bismarck Public Schools = 24 Required core credits = 15

    Choose from the following:

    English – 4 credits of English

         English 9

         English 10, Honors English 10

         English 11 or English 11/U.S. History (American Pageant) Advanced Placement English 11

         English 12 or English 12 Flip Advanced Placement English 12

    Mathematics – 3 credits of mathematics

         Algebra I is required, or

              Algebra I – Year 1

              Algebra I – Year 2

              Algebra I Block

         Informal Geometry

         Geometry or

              Enriched Geometry

         Algebra Plus

         Algebra II or

              Enriched Algebra II

         College Algebra

         Probability & Statistics

         Applied Trigonometry

         Pre-Calculus or

              Enriched Pre-Calculus

         Advanced Placement Calculus AB or BC

         CTE – Math for the 21st Century

    Physical Education – 2 credits of physical education (one semester each year)

         Phy. Ed. 9

         Phy. Ed. 10

         Phy. Ed. 11

         Phy. Ed. 12 or

              Health Family



              Lifetime Wellness

              Strength and Conditioning

    Science – 3 credits of lab science

         Physical Science is required, or

              Integrated Science

              Conceptual Physics


              AP Physics

         Biology is required, or

              Advanced Placement Biology

              Integrated Science

              Honors Biology

              CTE –Botany/ Horticulture

         Integrated Science




         Conceptual Physics


         Advanced Placement Chemistry

         Advanced Placement Physics I & II

         Advanced Placement Biology

         CTE – Agri-Science Technology

         CTE – Botany/ Horticulture

    Social Studies – 3 credits of social studies

         Global Studies or World History I & II

         U.S. History 1914/1945 or English 11/U.S. History (American Pageant)

         Advanced Placement U.S. History

         Government (semester) or Advanced Placement Government (full year)

         Economics (semester)

    In addition, 3 elective credits must be in foreign or Native American languages, fine arts, or career and technical education courses. Students must also pass the National Civics Test.

    North Dakota University System (NDUS) Admission Requirements 4 credits of English; 3 credits of mathematics, Algebra I and above; 3 credits of laboratory science; 3 credits of social studies The NDUS strongly recommends that high school students intending to enroll in four-year universities take Algebra II and two credits of a single classical or modern language. Many out of state colleges require two or more credits of the same language, a credit of fine arts, or other requirements. Check with college websites for specific college requirements.