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Minimum High School Credits to Graduate
(Attorney General's Opinion, February 11, 2010). 

February 11, 2010

From: Brocker, Liz
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:40 AM
To: NDAG News Release
Subject: MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

A new Attorney General's Opinion has been issued:

Opinion #:  

2010-L-02

Date issued:

February 11, 2010

Issued to:

Representative Lois Delmore

Request:

May a school district require a student to successfully complete more than the twenty-two units of high school coursework provided in N.D.C.C.  Section 15.1-21-02.1 for graduation?

Conclusion: 

The twenty-two units of high school coursework specified in statute is the minimum number of units required before a high school diploma can be issued and not a maximum; therefore a school district may require a student to successfully complete more than twenty-two units of high school coursework to graduate.

You can view this opinion at: http://www.ag.nd.gov/documents/2010-L-02.pdf.

MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS TO GRADUATE
A local school board may require a high school student to complete more than the twenty-two of units of coursework specified in statute for graduation because that number is a minimum requirement to graduate and not a maximum.

North Dakota Office of Attorney General
Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General

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