New Standard Diploma with Flex Credit for Cohort 2022

The new Standard Diploma 2022+ is the result of Assembly Bill 7, passed by the 2017 Legislature. The Nevada State Board of Education and the Nevada Legislative Commission have approved regulations that prescribe the criteria for Nevada students to receive the Standard Diploma.


Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 389.018

Per NRS 389.018: “Designation of core academic subjects; minimum units of credit required in high school; exception; additional subjects to be taught. [Effective January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.];

  1. The following subjects are designated as the core academic subjects that must be taught, as applicable for grade levels, in all public schools, the Caliente Youth Center, the Nevada Youth Training Center and any other state facility for the detention of children that is operated pursuant to title 5 of NRS:
    1. English language arts;
    2. Mathematics;
    3. Science; and
    4. Social studies, which includes only the subjects of history, geography, economics, and government.
  2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a pupil enrolled in a public high school must enroll in a minimum of:
    1. Four units of credit in English language arts;
    2. Four units of credit in mathematics, including, without limitation, algebra I and geometry, or an equivalent course of study that integrates algebra I and geometry;
    3. Three units of credit in science, including two laboratory courses; and
    4. Three units of credit in social studies, including, without limitation:
      1. American government;
      2. American history; and
      3. World history or geography”.


College and Career Ready Flex Credit

Per the Nevada Graduation College & Career Ready Credit & Assessment Requirements, “The Standard Diploma 2022+ prepares recipients of a Standard Diploma for workforce engagement or continued studies, demonstrated by coursework in:

  • Level II or III Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses
  • Fourth year of mathematics (algebra II or higher)
  • Third year of social studies
  • Third year of science


The changes to the Standard Diploma went into effect for the 2018 high school freshmen (graduating class of 2022)”.


The Clark County School District will continue to allocate world history or geography to meet the defined, required course of study for social studies and to meet the arts and humanities, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), or CTE Standard Diploma requirement set by the state. This will not impact student transcripts.


High School Courses that Clear for Flex Credit

Click the link below to review the high school courses that clear for flex credit: