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Diploma Tracks


Because we know student's academic pursuits vary, we offer 3 distinct diploma tracks for students to select from:

1. Indiana Core 40

English/Language Arts

8 credits
Credits must include literature, composition and speech
Mathematics

4 credits
2 credits: Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I
2 credits: Any math course
Science

4 credits
2 credits: Biology I

2 credits: Any science course (as long as at least one credit is from a Physical Science or Earth and Space Science course)
Social Studies

4 credits
2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Any social studies course
Physical Education

2 credits
Health and Wellness 1 credit

Career Academic Sequence

Selecting electives in a deliberate manner to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities
6 credits
Flex Credit

5 credits
To earn 5 Flex Credits a student must complete one of the following:
  • Additional courses to extend the career academic sequence
  • Courses involving workplace learning, which may include the following courses:

o Career exploration internship

o Professional career internship

o Business cooperative experiences

o Cooperative family and consumer sciences

o Industrial cooperative education

o Interdisciplinary cooperative education

o Marketing field experience
  • High school/college dual credit courses
  • Additional courses in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages or Fine Arts
Electives



6 credits

Specifies the number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many more electives during the high school years.


40 Total State Credits Required


2. Indiana Core 40 with Academic Honors

Complete all requirements for Core 40, minimum 47 credits. Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits.
Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages).

Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits.
Earn a grade of a "C" or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
Have a grade point average of a "B" or better.

Complete one of the following:
A. Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams
B. Complete IB courses (4 credits) and corresponding IB exams
C. Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics
D. Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT
E. Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits)
F. Complete a combination of an AP course (2 credits and corresponding exam) or an IB Standard Level course (2 credits and corresponding exam) and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits)


3. Indiana Core 40 with Technical Honors

Complete all requirements for Core 40, minimum 47 credits. Complete a career-technical program (8 or more related credits)
Earn a grade of "C" or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. Have a grade point average of a "B" or better.
Recommended: Earn 2 additional credits in mathematics and 4-8 credits in World Languages for four year college admission.

Complete two of the following, one must be A or B:
A. Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for Information - Level 6; Applied Mathematics - Level 6; Locating Information - Level 5
B. Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits)
C. Complete a Professional Career Internship course or Cooperative Education course (2 credits)
D. Complete an industry-based work experience as part of a two-year career-technical education program (minimum 140 hours)
E. Earn a state-approved, industry-recognized certification

For additional questions, please contact the Guidance Deparment. To view details on Indiana's Diploma requirements, please visit the Indiana Department of Education web site at:
http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/curriculum/indianas-diploma-requirements

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