Because we know student's academic pursuits vary, we offer 3 distinct diploma tracks for students to select from:
1. Indiana Core 40
|Credits must include literature, composition and speech|
|2 credits: Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I
2 credits: Any math course
|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)
|2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Any social studies course
|Health and Wellness||1 credit
|Career Academic Sequence
Selecting electives in a deliberate manner to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities
|To earn 5 Flex Credits a student must complete one of the following:
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
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: