Academic Honors Diploma

For the Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma, students must:

  • Complete all of the course requirements for the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma.
  • All students are required to take four years of a Math or Quantitative Reasoning Course.
  • Pass the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Assessment in English/Language Arts and Mathematics (Class of 2019 and beyond).
  • Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
  • Have a grade point average of a “B” (3.0 unweighted) or better.
  • Complete a total of 120 service hours.
  • Be in good behavioral standing and current with financial obligations.

In addition, students must complete one of the following:

  • Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding exams.
  • Earn a composite score of 1250 or higher on the SAT and a minimum of 560 on math and a 590 on evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section.
  • Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from approved dual credit list.
  • Earn a minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from approved dual credit list and 2 credits in IB standard level courses with corresponding exam.
Area ACADEMIC HONORS diploma requirements
English/
Language Arts
8 Credits
Includes Literature, Composition & Speech
Mathematics 8 Credits
2 Credits: Algebra I (may be earned in 8th grade)
2 Credits: Geometry
2 Credits: Algebra II
2 Credits: Pre-Calculus or Probability & Statistics and Finite Math
Science 6 Credits
2 Credits: Biology I
2 Credits: Chemistry I
2 Credits: Physics I
Social Studies 6 Credits
1 Credit: US Government
1 Credit: Economics
2 Credits: US History
2 Credits: Modern World Civilization
Theology 8 Credits
Directed Electives See Below
Technology: Digital Applications & Responsibility
World Languages: 6-8 Credits
Fine Arts: 2 Credits
Kinesiology 3 Credits
Electives 7-9 Credits
Total 54 Credits