There are two semesters per year at Dakota. Semester one runs September-January,
semester two from February-June.
- Grade 9 students will be enrolled in a combination of semestered and non semestered courses. Grade 9 students must take English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Physical Education and Lancer 360. These courses will be offered in a non semestered format. Grade 9's will then take one elective per semester.
- Grade 10 and 11 students must
select and register for eight courses which they would like to take during the
school year. Students will be scheduled for these courses throughout the two
- Grade 12 students should select and register for the
appropriate number and type of courses that will allow them to graduate by the
end of the school year.
Students who wish to take courses above their
grade level must ensure they have the required prerequisite courses. Taking
classes above a student’s grade level will only be allowed if they select these
courses at course selection time. Timetable changes to take courses at higher
grade levels cannot be done in August or once the year begins.
a few optional courses offered at lunch and after school hours. This will allow
some students a chance to earn additional credits.