Your MNOHS counselor will make the final determination about which credits will transfer from your former high school(s).  Normally, the high school courses you have already passed will count towards the credit requirements listed below.

21.5 credits are required for graduation.  NOTE: 1.0 credit is equivalent to two MNOHS semester courses or four MNOHS quarter courses. 

According to Minnesota law, depending on the year that you started 9th grade, you may be required to take a college admissions or college placement test such as ACT or Accuplacer in addition to meeting the credit requirements for graduation.  MNOHS will arrange testing close to your home if you need it.  We also strongly encourage all students to take either ACT or Accuplacer, to better understand their readiness for post-secondary learning.
Language Arts – 4 credits required, including one credit of American literature.

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Mathematics – 3 credits required, encompassing algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability.  Students must complete an Algebra 2 credit or its equivalent.    

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Science – 3 credits required, including 0.5 in 9th grade physical science, 0.5 in earth and space science, one in biology, and one in either chemistry or physics.    

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Social Studies – 3.5 credits required, encompassing U.S. history, geography, world history, economics, and government/citizenship.

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Arts – 1.0 credit required

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Health/Physical Education – 1.0 credit required, including 0.5 in health and 0.5 in PE.

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Student Leadership or Ramp-Up to Readiness – 0.25 credit required

In order to receive a MNOHS diploma a student must earn at least 0.25 elective credits in the MNOHS Student Leadership program or the Ramp-Up to Readiness advisory program. Students who enroll at MNOHS needing zero elective credits, may petition to waive the Student Leadership / Ramp-Up requirement.
Electives - 5.75 credits required, which can include World Languages, Career and Technical Education, Guided Study, or courses beyond the minimum required in any of the areas listed above.

– Career and Technical Education – 0.5 credit highly recommended 
– World Languages – 2.0 credits recommended
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