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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
  • Participate in all state assessments
Graduation Requirements


Credit Requirements by Subject and Diploma Type

Graduation Requirements

For further information on graduation requirements refer to Board Policy 518.

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

**College & Career Ready Flex Credit prepares recipients of a Standard Diploma for workforce engagement or continued studies demonstrated by coursework in:  Level II or III CTE courses; fourth year of math (Algebra II or higher); third year of social studies; or, third year of science.

***DCSD requires World History as a third year of social studies.  Students who transfer in from another district after their 10th  grade year, may substitute another social studies course to meet this requirement.


Graduation cap
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

Civics Test