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: 

4 years of English 8 Credits
3 years of Mathematics 6 Credits
3 years of Science 6 Credits
3 years of Social Studies 6 Credits
4 years of Physical Education 2 Credits
1/2 year of Financial Literacy 1 Credit
Electives 18 Credits
Total Credits 47 Credits

We would like our students to take part in our community, thus 80 hours of community service is required for graduation (20 hours per high school year.)


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 2020-2021 school year by viewing our course handbook.

View 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