• Graduation Requirements

    Curriculum Area
    Indiana CORE 40 Requirements
    Indiana CORE 40 With Academic Honors Requirements
    Indiana CORE 40 with Technical Honors Requirements
    English 8 credits Additional:
    • 2 additional CORE 40 Math credits (Pre-Calculus)
    • 6-8 CORE 40 World Language credits
    • 2 CORE 40 Fine Arts credits

    Complete one of the following:

    • AP courses and corresponding AP exams (4 credits)
    • Dual credit HS/college course resulting in 6 transcripted college credits
    • An AP course and corresponding AP exam (2 credits) and 3 credits from a dual HS/college course
    • A score of 1200 or higher on SAT (counting Critical Reading and Math only) or a score of 26 or higher on ACT. Students entering high school in 2012-2013 or subsequent years must have a score of 1750 or higher on the SAT Reading, Math and Writing sections and a minimum 530 on each or an ACT composite of 26 or higher.
    Class of 2015, see your counselor.

    Class of 2016 and beyond

    Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following:
    • Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential
    • Pathway dual credits from the priority course lists resulting in 6 transcripted college credits.

    Complete one of the following:
    • Any of the A-F options of the Academic Honors Diploma
    • Earn these minimum scores on Workkeys:
      • Reading - Level 6
      • Locating Information - Level 5
    • Earn these minimum scores on Accuplacer:
      • Writing - 80
      • Reading - 90
      • Math - 75
    • Ean these minimum scores on Compass:
      • Algebra - 66
      • Writing - 70
      • Reading - 80
    Math 6-8 credits
    2 credits Algebra 1
    2 credits Geometry
    2 credits Algebra 2

    Students in the class of 2016 and beyond must take a math or quantitative reasoning class each year in high school.
    Science 6 credits
    2 credits Biology 1
    2 credits Chemistry 1
       Physics I or Integrated
    2 credits any Core 40
    Science course
    Social Studies 6 credits
    2 credits World History &
         Civilization or World
         Geography & History
         of the World
    2 credits US History
    1 credit US Government
    1 credit Economics
    PE 2 credits
    Health 1 credit
    Directed Electives 5 credits directed electives
    In any combination from World
    Languages, Fine Arts, or
    Electives 6 credits
    College and Career Pathway
    GPA Requirement None 3.0 (overall) Must earn a grade of 'C' or above in all courses that will count toward the diploma. 3.0 (overall) Must earn a grade of 'C' or above in all courses that will count toward the diploma
    TOTAL 40 credits 47 credits 47 credits
    (Note: Pass/Fail courses such as Teacher Assistant (T.A.) do not count toward a CORE 40 or AHD or THD diploma.)


    Indiana General Diploma Graduation Requirements
    Note: Students may earn a general diploma if parents and counselors hold an opt-out conference.


    Curriculum Area Indiana General Diploma Requirements
    English 8 credits
    Math 4 credits
    Must include 2 credits Algebra 1
    Science 4 credits
    Must include 2 credits in Biology 1 and at least one credit must be from a Physical Science or Earth and Space Science course.
    Social Studies 4 credits
    (2 credits US History, 1 credit US Government, and 1 credit Economics)
    PE 2 credits
    Health 1 credit
    Electives 6 credits
    College and Career Pathway 6 credits
    Flex Credit 5 credits
    TOTAL 40 credits


    *Students IN THE CLASS OF 2016 AND BEYOND are required to earn 2 credits in a Math or Quantitative Reasoning course during their junior or senior year. Quantitative Reasoning courses do not count as math credits.