Graduation Requirements

Course and Credit Requirements


8 credits

English/Language Arts

8 credits

Including a balance of literature, composition and speech.

6 credits

2 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II
Or complete Integrated Math I, II, and III for 6 credits.
All students must complete a math or physics course in the junior or senior year.

6 credits

2 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry-Physics
2 credits: any Core 40 science course
Social Studies

6 credits

2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Economics
2 credits: World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World
Directed Electives

5 credits

World Languages
Fine Arts
Physical Education

2 credits

Health and Wellness

1 credit


6 Credits

(Career Academic Sequence Recommended)

48 Total Credits Required

For the Core 40 with an Academic Honors diploma (55 credits), students must:

  • Complete all requirements for Core 40
  • 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 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics. Subject to change based on Indiana Department of Education decision.
    • D. Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT
    • E. Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited post-secondary institution (6 transferable college credits)
    • F. Complete a combination of AP courses (2 credits) and corresponding AP exams and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited post-secondary institution (3 transferable college credits)