Recommended Courses To Take in High School


As a Nevada student it is not only important to stay on top of your coursework required to graduate with your diploma, but also important to know the requirements needed to be awarded the Guinn Millennium Scholarship.  A scholarship only offered to Nevada students who graduate and meet the program eligibility requirements.  Below you will find courses required and/or recommended to be taken to be awarded the Millennium Scholarship.

There are many diploma options and graduation requirements vary. Specific information for Washoe and Clark counties can be found through the websites for Washoe County School District and Clark County School District. If you have any questions about what you need to graduate from high school, see your counselor.

Millennium Scholarship Course Requirements for Nevada Students 

  • English – 4 units
  • Math (including Algebra II or higher) – 4 units
  • Science – 3 units
  • Social Studies and History – 3 units

Millennium Scholarship Required Courses 

Mathematics – 4 units English – 4 units
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Composition, Reading and Writing
  • American Literature
  • World Literature


History/Social Sciences – 3 units Science – 3 units*

  • Civics
  • Geography
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World Cultures
  • World History
  • Social Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics

*Two years of laboratory science is required for university admission.

Recommended 2 Year Courses

Recommended 1 Year Courses
Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Performing Arts

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music

In addition to the coursework above, it is recommended to take appropriate electives offered at your school. For more information on the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship visit our page HERE To learn more about courses needed for admission to a Nevada public institution click on the school you’re interest in:

University of Nevada, Reno               University of Nevada, Las Vegas

College of Southern Nevada              Nevada State College

Great Basin College                         Truckee Meadow Community College

Western Nevada College