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Dual Credit

Dual credit is a program that allows high school students to earn both college and high school credits simultaneously.

Our Dual Credit Courses Master List lists which courses are accepted for dual credit.  

Visit our local community colleges website for more information:

Western Nevada CollegeWestern Nevada College

 

Truckee Meadows Truckee Meadows Community CollegeCommunity College

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the Douglas County School District, students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 23 credits
  • Pass two DCSD Competencies
  • Participate in all state assessments
Credit Requirements by Subject & Diploma Type

Subject

Nevada 389.018

Honors Diploma

Advanced Diploma

Standard Diploma

English

4

4

4

4

Math

4*

4

4

4*

Science

3*

3

3

3*

World History

1

1

1

1

US History

1

1

1

1

American Government

1

1

1

1

PE

2

2

2

2

Fine Arts/CTE or ROTC

1

1

1

1

Health

.5

.5

.5

.5

Computer Literacy

.5

.5

.5

.5

Electives

4.5

6

6

5

Total Credits

22.5

24

24

23

Honors/AP Credits

 

5

 

 

Required GPA

 

3.6

3.25

 

*Students opting to take 3 years of math and 2 years of science must complete appropriate waiver.

Graduation cap
Competency Requirements

Students must successfully complete the following DCSD competencies:

Career Notetaker

Science Literacy

State Assessments

Students must complete the following state assessments:

Math End of Course Exam

English End of Course Exam

Science State Assessment

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Assessment - ACT