At Colfax-Mingo High School we take pride in our academics and we offer a variety of courses to prepare our students for an ideal college experience.

To receive a high school diploma from the Colfax-Mingo Community School District, a student must have earned a total of forty-seven (47) credits in grades 9-12. One credit is earned for a class that meets five times a week for 90 days, or 1 semester. It shall be the responsibility of the high school principal to ensure students recommended for graduation have met the requirements specified by the Board. The Board of Directors has approved the following graduation requirements: 

Credits Required
Other Notes
4 years of English 8 Credits English 9, English 10, & 4 additional credits
3 years of Mathematics 6 Credits
3 years of Science 6 Credits
3 years of Social Studies 6 Credits U.S. History, Government, Economics, 2 semesters of World History
4 years of Physical Education 2.5 Credits P.E. must be taken each semester
½ year of Financial Literacy 1 Credit
Electives 18 Credits Credits taken in a core area beyond the required amount will be counted as an elective credit
Total Credits 49 Credits
Additional Requirements for Graduation
Community Service 80 Hours *Recommended 20 hours per high school year
CPR Training Offered during 2nd semester of senior year
Senior Exit Project Completed during senior year
ICAP Completed throughout grades 9-12

Course Handbook

Colfax-Mingo Jr./Sr. High School offers a wide variety of classes to choose from, allowing students to tailor their education based on their interests. Please check out the large variety of courses offered at C-M for the 2022-2023 school year by viewing our course handbook.


Resources for Students

For those looking for distance learning options, there are many online universities in Iowa, as well as brick-and-mortar schools offering online programs to earn degrees. Iowa has more than 88 post-secondary institutions, of which 37 offer online programs.

List of Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in Iowa