Core 40 Diploma

CORE 40 directs students toward achievement of life goals beyond high school. By defining requirements for success in future education and work, the Indiana CORE 40 curriculum is a set of courses that will prepare students for a strong future. Earning a CORE 40 diploma may qualify students for additional financial aid for college. Students at Guerin Catholic High School must earn 49 credits to earn a CORE 40 diploma.

For the Core 40 Diploma, students must:

    • Complete all of the course requirements for the Core 40 diploma
    • All students are required to take four years of a Math or Quantitative Reasoning Course
    • Pass the End-of Course Assessments (ECA) in Algebra I and English 10 (classes of 2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Pass the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Assessments (class of 2019 and beyond)
    • Complete a total of 120 service hours
    • Be in good behavioral standing and current with financial obligations
Area Core 40 diploma requirements
English/
Language Arts
8 Credits
Includes Literature, Composition & Speech
Mathematics 6 Credits
2 Credits: Algebra I
2 Credits: Geometry
2 Credits: Algebra II
Science 6 Credits
2 Credits: Biology I
2 Credits: Chemistry I
2 Credits: Physics I
With approval, Integrated Chemistry/Physics may be substituted for Chemistry or Physics
Social Studies 6 Credits
1 Credit: US Governemnt
1 Credit: Economics
2 Credits: US History
2 Credits: Modern World Civilization
Theology 8 Credits
Directed Electives 5 Credits
Technology: Digital Citizenship
World Languages: 4 Credits encouraged
Fine Arts: 1 Credit
Physical Education 2 Credits
Health & Wellness 1 Credit
Electives 6 Credits
Total 48 Credits