Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

2220A - CORE 40 CURRICULUM

The following is the list of courses that constitute the Indiana Core 40 curriculum which leaders from education, government, business, and labor believe students should complete in order to be able to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Although not required for graduation, these leaders recommend that all high school students attempt to complete this curriculum.

 

I. ACADEMIC CORE

 

26-28 credits distributed as shown

LANGUAGE ARTS

8 credits in literature, composition, and speech

 

MATHEMATICS

6 to 8 credits from this list:

 
 

Algebra I, Geometry,

 

Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus

 

Discrete Mathematics, Statistics

 

and Probability

 

SCIENCE

6 credits in laboratory science, including:

 
 

2 in Biology

2 in Chemistry or Physics, or

Integrated Chemistry-Physics

2 additional credits from Chemistry, Physics,

Earth/Space Science, Advanced Biology,

Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Environmental

Science, or Advanced Physics

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

6 credits distributed as follows:

 
 

2 in U.S. History

1 in U.S. Government

1 in Economics

1 in World History or Geography

1 additional Social Studies credit

 

II. DIRECTED ELECTIVES

 

8 credits from the preceding or following subject areas

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Latin, Russian, Spanish, etc.

FINE ARTS

Art, Theater, Music

COMPUTERS

Computer Applications, Computer Programming

TECH CAREER AREA

At least 6 credits in a logical sequence from a

technical career cluster

 

III. HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SAFETY

 

2 credits

Basic Physical Education

1 credit (two semesters)

 

Health & Safety

1 credit (one semester)

 

IV. ELECTIVES

2 to 4 more credits from any courses offered for high school credit

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