Graduation Requirements Overview – Indiana Core 40 with Technical Honors

For the Core 40 with Academic Honors designation, students must earn a minimum of 47 credits, including:

The 40 Total State Credits Required for Core 40

  • English: 8 Credits
  • Math: 6 Credits
  • Science: 6 Credits
  • Social Studies: 6 Credits
  • Directed Electives: 5 Credits
  • Physical Education & Wellness: 3 Credits
  • Electives: 6 Credits*

Additionally, students must:

  • Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following:
    • Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential, or
    • Pathway dual credits from the approved dual credit list resulting in 6 transcripted college credits
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
  • Have a grade point average of “B” or better.
  • Complete one of the following four options
  1. Earn the following minimum scores on WorkKeys:
    1. Workplace Documents – Level 6
    2. Applied Math – Level 6
    3. Graphic Literacy – Level 5.***
  2. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer:
    1. Writing 80
    2. Reading 90
    3. Math 75
  3. D. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass:
    1. Algebra 66
    2. Writing 70
    3. Reading 80
  4. Any one of the options (A – F) of the Core 40 with Academic Honors:
  • (A)Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams
  • (B)Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from the approved dual credit list.
  • (C) Earn two of the following:
    • A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the approved dual credit list
    • 2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams
    • 2 credits in IB standard level courses and corresponding IB exams.
  • (D) Earn a composite score of 1250 or higher on the SAT and a minimum of 560 on math and 590 on the evidence-based reading and writing section.**
  • (E) Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section
  • (F) Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding IB exams.

Schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students (not required for students with an IEP).

* Specifies the number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many more electives during the high school years. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a College and Career Pathway (selecting electives in a deliberate manner) to take full advantage of career and college exploration and preparation opportunities.

**SAT scores updated September, 2017

***WorkKeys assessment titles updated, 2018