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CHAPTER 15.1-21CURRICULUM AND TESTING15.1-21-01. Elementary and middle schools - Required instruction. In order to beapproved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic elementary and<br>middle school shall provide to students instruction in:1.English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English<br>grammar, and spelling.2.Mathematics.3.Social studies, including:a.The United States Constitution;b.United States history;c.Geography;d.Government; ande.North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state, in the fourth and eighth grades.4.Science, including agriculture.5.Physical education.6.Health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of<br>alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.15.1-21-02. High schools - Required units.1.In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and<br>nonpublic high school shall make available to each student:a.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;b.Four units of mathematics, including:(1)One unit of algebra II; and(2)One unit for which algebra II is a prerequisite;c.Four units of science, including:(1)One unit of physical science; and(2)One unit of biology;d.Four units of social studies, including:(1)One unit of world history;(2)One unit of United States history; andPage No. 1(3)(a)One unit of problems of democracy; or(b)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics;e.One-half unit of health;f.One-half unit of physical education during each school year, provided that once<br>every four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes<br>instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenance of personal<br>fitness;g.Two units of fine arts, at least one of which must be music;h.Two units of the same foreign or native American language;i.One unit of an advanced placement course or one unit of a dual-credit course;<br>andj.Two units of career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study<br>recommended by the department of career and technical education and<br>approved by the superintendent of public instruction.2.In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, each public and nonpublic high<br>school shall make available to each student, at least once every two years, one-half<br>unit of North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state.3.Each unit which must be made available under this section must meet or exceed the<br>state content standards.4.For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, &quot;make available&quot;<br>means that:a.Each public high school and nonpublic high school shall allow students to select<br>units over the course of a high school career from a list that includes at least<br>those required by this section;b.If a student selects a unit from the list required by this section, the public high<br>school or the nonpublic high school shall provide the unit to the student; andc.The unit may be provided to the student through any delivery method not<br>contrary to state law and may include classroom or individual instruction and<br>distance learning options, including interactive video, computer instruction,<br>correspondence courses, and postsecondary enrollment under chapter<br>15.1-25.5.The board of a school district may not impose any fees or charges upon a student<br>for the provision of or participation in units as provided in this section, other than the<br>fees permitted by section 15.1-09-36.6.If in order to meet the minimum requirements of this section a school district<br>includes academic courses offered by a postsecondary institution under chapter<br>15.1-25, the school district shall:a.Pay all costs of the student's attendance, except those fees that are permissible<br>under section 15.1-09-36; andPage No. 2b.Transport the student to and from the location at which the course is offered or<br>provide mileage reimbursement to the student if transportation is provided by<br>the student or the student's family.7.The requirements of this section do not apply to alternative high schools or<br>alternative high school education programs.8.The requirements of subdivisions g and h of subsection 1 do not apply to the North<br>Dakota youth correctional center.15.1-21-02.1. High school graduation - Diploma requirements. Except as provided insection 15.1-21-02.3, before a school district, a nonpublic high school, or the center for distance<br>education issues a high school diploma to a student, the student must have successfully<br>completed the following twenty-two units of high school coursework:1.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;2.Three units of mathematics;3.Three units of science, including:a.One unit of physical science;b.One unit of biology; andc.(1)One unit of any other science; or(2)Two one-half units of any other science;4.Three units of social studies, including:a.One unit of United States history;b.(1)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics; or(2)One unit of problems of democracy; andc.One unit or two one-half units of any other social studies, which may include<br>civics, civilization, geography and history, multicultural studies, North Dakota<br>studies, psychology, sociology, and world history;5.a.One unit of physical education; orb.One-half unit of physical education and one-half unit of health;6.Three units of:a.Foreign languages;b.Native American languages;c.Fine arts; ord.Career and technical education courses; and7.Any five additional units.Page No. 315.1-21-02.2.High school coursework requirements.Repealed by S.L. 2009,ch. 175, <meta property="og:url" content="https://statutes.laws.com/test/" /> <meta property="og:site_name" content="Statutes" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" content="2019-12-27T23:25:16+00:00" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary" /> <h2>State Codes and Statutes</h2> <a href='https://statutes.laws.com/'>Statutes</a> > <a href='https://statutes.laws.com/north-dakota'>North-dakota</a> > <a href='https://statutes.laws.com/north-dakota/t151'>T151</a> > <a href='https://statutes.laws.com/north-dakota/t151/t151c21'>T151c21</a><br><br><a href="https://law.justia.com/codes/north-dakota/2009/t151/pdf/t151c21.pdf">Download pdf</a><br><div id="embed_document" style="width:625px; height:815px; text-align:center;">Loading PDF...</div><script type="text/javascript"> var pdf_url = 'https://law.justia.com/codes/north-dakota/2009/t151/pdf/t151c21.pdf'; $(document).ready(function() { var embedwindow = $("#embed_document"); if ($.browser.msie){ embedwindow.html('<embed src="'+pdf_url+'" width="100%" height="100%"></embed>'); } else { embedwindow.html('<iframe style="width:100%; height:100%;" src="https://docs.google.com/gview?url='+window.escape(pdf_url)+'&embedded=true" frameborder="0"></iframe>'); } });</script><br><br><noframes>CHAPTER 15.1-21CURRICULUM AND TESTING15.1-21-01. Elementary and middle schools - Required instruction. In order to beapproved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic elementary and<br>middle school shall provide to students instruction in:1.English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English<br>grammar, and spelling.2.Mathematics.3.Social studies, including:a.The United States Constitution;b.United States history;c.Geography;d.Government; ande.North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state, in the fourth and eighth grades.4.Science, including agriculture.5.Physical education.6.Health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of<br>alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.15.1-21-02. High schools - Required units.1.In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and<br>nonpublic high school shall make available to each student:a.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;b.Four units of mathematics, including:(1)One unit of algebra II; and(2)One unit for which algebra II is a prerequisite;c.Four units of science, including:(1)One unit of physical science; and(2)One unit of biology;d.Four units of social studies, including:(1)One unit of world history;(2)One unit of United States history; andPage No. 1(3)(a)One unit of problems of democracy; or(b)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics;e.One-half unit of health;f.One-half unit of physical education during each school year, provided that once<br>every four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes<br>instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenance of personal<br>fitness;g.Two units of fine arts, at least one of which must be music;h.Two units of the same foreign or native American language;i.One unit of an advanced placement course or one unit of a dual-credit course;<br>andj.Two units of career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study<br>recommended by the department of career and technical education and<br>approved by the superintendent of public instruction.2.In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, each public and nonpublic high<br>school shall make available to each student, at least once every two years, one-half<br>unit of North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state.3.Each unit which must be made available under this section must meet or exceed the<br>state content standards.4.For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, &quot;make available&quot;<br>means that:a.Each public high school and nonpublic high school shall allow students to select<br>units over the course of a high school career from a list that includes at least<br>those required by this section;b.If a student selects a unit from the list required by this section, the public high<br>school or the nonpublic high school shall provide the unit to the student; andc.The unit may be provided to the student through any delivery method not<br>contrary to state law and may include classroom or individual instruction and<br>distance learning options, including interactive video, computer instruction,<br>correspondence courses, and postsecondary enrollment under chapter<br>15.1-25.5.The board of a school district may not impose any fees or charges upon a student<br>for the provision of or participation in units as provided in this section, other than the<br>fees permitted by section 15.1-09-36.6.If in order to meet the minimum requirements of this section a school district<br>includes academic courses offered by a postsecondary institution under chapter<br>15.1-25, the school district shall:a.Pay all costs of the student's attendance, except those fees that are permissible<br>under section 15.1-09-36; andPage No. 2b.Transport the student to and from the location at which the course is offered or<br>provide mileage reimbursement to the student if transportation is provided by<br>the student or the student's family.7.The requirements of this section do not apply to alternative high schools or<br>alternative high school education programs.8.The requirements of subdivisions g and h of subsection 1 do not apply to the North<br>Dakota youth correctional center.15.1-21-02.1. High school graduation - Diploma requirements. Except as provided insection 15.1-21-02.3, before a school district, a nonpublic high school, or the center for distance<br>education issues a high school diploma to a student, the student must have successfully<br>completed the following twenty-two units of high school coursework:1.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;2.Three units of mathematics;3.Three units of science, including:a.One unit of physical science;b.One unit of biology; andc.(1)One unit of any other science; or(2)Two one-half units of any other science;4.Three units of social studies, including:a.One unit of United States history;b.(1)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics; or(2)One unit of problems of democracy; andc.One unit or two one-half units of any other social studies, which may include<br>civics, civilization, geography and history, multicultural studies, North Dakota<br>studies, psychology, sociology, and world history;5.a.One unit of physical education; orb.One-half unit of physical education and one-half unit of health;6.Three units of:a.Foreign languages;b.Native American languages;c.Fine arts; ord.Career and technical education courses; and7.Any five additional units.Page No. 315.1-21-02.2.High school coursework requirements.Repealed by S.L. 2009,ch. 175, <script type="application/ld+json" class="yoast-schema-graph">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@graph":[{"@type":"WebSite","@id":"https://statutes.laws.com/#website","url":"https://statutes.laws.com/","name":"Statutes","description":"","potentialAction":[{"@type":"SearchAction","target":"https://statutes.laws.com/?s={search_term_string}","query-input":"required name=search_term_string"}],"inLanguage":"en-US"},{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://statutes.laws.com/test/#webpage","url":"https://statutes.laws.com/test/","name":"State Codes and Statutes - Statutes","isPartOf":{"@id":"https://statutes.laws.com/#website"},"datePublished":"2015-03-10T03:31:37+00:00","dateModified":"2019-12-27T23:25:16+00:00","inLanguage":"en-US","potentialAction":[{"@type":"ReadAction","target":["https://statutes.laws.com/test/"]}]}]}</script> <!-- / Yoast SEO plugin. --> <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//fonts.googleapis.com' /> <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//s.w.org' /> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Statutes &raquo; Feed" href="https://statutes.laws.com/feed/" /> <!-- This site uses the Google Analytics by MonsterInsights plugin v7.15.1 - Using Analytics tracking - https://www.monsterinsights.com/ --> <!-- Note: MonsterInsights is not currently configured on this site. 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Elementary and middle schools - Required instruction. In order to beapproved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic elementary and<br>middle school shall provide to students instruction in:1.English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English<br>grammar, and spelling.2.Mathematics.3.Social studies, including:a.The United States Constitution;b.United States history;c.Geography;d.Government; ande.North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state, in the fourth and eighth grades.4.Science, including agriculture.5.Physical education.6.Health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of<br>alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.15.1-21-02. High schools - Required units.1.In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and<br>nonpublic high school shall make available to each student:a.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;b.Four units of mathematics, including:(1)One unit of algebra II; and(2)One unit for which algebra II is a prerequisite;c.Four units of science, including:(1)One unit of physical science; and(2)One unit of biology;d.Four units of social studies, including:(1)One unit of world history;(2)One unit of United States history; andPage No. 1(3)(a)One unit of problems of democracy; or(b)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics;e.One-half unit of health;f.One-half unit of physical education during each school year, provided that once<br>every four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes<br>instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenance of personal<br>fitness;g.Two units of fine arts, at least one of which must be music;h.Two units of the same foreign or native American language;i.One unit of an advanced placement course or one unit of a dual-credit course;<br>andj.Two units of career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study<br>recommended by the department of career and technical education and<br>approved by the superintendent of public instruction.2.In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, each public and nonpublic high<br>school shall make available to each student, at least once every two years, one-half<br>unit of North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and<br>agriculture of this state.3.Each unit which must be made available under this section must meet or exceed the<br>state content standards.4.For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, &quot;make available&quot;<br>means that:a.Each public high school and nonpublic high school shall allow students to select<br>units over the course of a high school career from a list that includes at least<br>those required by this section;b.If a student selects a unit from the list required by this section, the public high<br>school or the nonpublic high school shall provide the unit to the student; andc.The unit may be provided to the student through any delivery method not<br>contrary to state law and may include classroom or individual instruction and<br>distance learning options, including interactive video, computer instruction,<br>correspondence courses, and postsecondary enrollment under chapter<br>15.1-25.5.The board of a school district may not impose any fees or charges upon a student<br>for the provision of or participation in units as provided in this section, other than the<br>fees permitted by section 15.1-09-36.6.If in order to meet the minimum requirements of this section a school district<br>includes academic courses offered by a postsecondary institution under chapter<br>15.1-25, the school district shall:a.Pay all costs of the student's attendance, except those fees that are permissible<br>under section 15.1-09-36; andPage No. 2b.Transport the student to and from the location at which the course is offered or<br>provide mileage reimbursement to the student if transportation is provided by<br>the student or the student's family.7.The requirements of this section do not apply to alternative high schools or<br>alternative high school education programs.8.The requirements of subdivisions g and h of subsection 1 do not apply to the North<br>Dakota youth correctional center.15.1-21-02.1. High school graduation - Diploma requirements. Except as provided insection 15.1-21-02.3, before a school district, a nonpublic high school, or the center for distance<br>education issues a high school diploma to a student, the student must have successfully<br>completed the following twenty-two units of high school coursework:1.Four units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature,<br>composition, and speech;2.Three units of mathematics;3.Three units of science, including:a.One unit of physical science;b.One unit of biology; andc.(1)One unit of any other science; or(2)Two one-half units of any other science;4.Three units of social studies, including:a.One unit of United States history;b.(1)One-half unit of United States government and one-half unit of<br>economics; or(2)One unit of problems of democracy; andc.One unit or two one-half units of any other social studies, which may include<br>civics, civilization, geography and history, multicultural studies, North Dakota<br>studies, psychology, sociology, and world history;5.a.One unit of physical education; orb.One-half unit of physical education and one-half unit of health;6.Three units of:a.Foreign languages;b.Native American languages;c.Fine arts; ord.Career and technical education courses; and7.Any five additional units.Page No. 315.1-21-02.2.High school coursework requirements.Repealed by S.L. 2009,ch. 175, <!-- END .shortcode-content --> </div> </div> <!-- END .main-content-left --> </div> <!-- BEGIN .main-content-right --> <div class="main-content-right"> <!-- BEGIN .main-nosplit --> <div class="main-nosplit"> <!--<div class="widget-0 first panel"> <h3>Advertising</h3> <script type="text/javascript"> /* var rkbspt = document.createElement('script'); rkbspt.type = 'text/javascript'; rkbspt.src = 'https://c.amazon-adsystem.com/aax2/getads.js'; var rkbscpt = document.querySelector('.widget-0.panel').appendChild(rkbspt); rkbscpt.onload = function(){ aax_getad_mpb({ "slot_uuid":"557c365d-8984-4710-a63b-62d1baabc10e" }); }; */ </script> 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