John Glenn School Corporation
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5460 - GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation must be earned by passing all mandated subjects, a major sequence, and earning total units required for the specific diploma sought.

A minimum of forty (40) credits is necessary for high school graduation.

Indiana high school diploma requirements are as follows:

GENERAL DIPLOMA

Language Arts

8 credits (including 6 credits in literature, composition, and speech; 2 credits may be from business technology, family and consumer sciences, technology education, or career-technical courses having a predominately language arts content; 2 credits may be waived if student completes a Level III world language course)

   

Mathematics

4 credits (including 2 credits Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics unless the student has completed Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics before entering high school; 2 credits may be from business technology, family and consumer sciences, technology education, or career-technical courses having a predominately mathematics content; students must earn at least 2 credits in mathematics or quantitative reasoning during their junior or senior year)

   

Science

4 credits (including 2 credits Biology I; 2 credits may be from family and consumer sciences or career-technical courses having predominately science content)

   

Social Studies

4 credits (including 2 credits in U.S. History, 1 credit in U.S. Government, and 2 credits in another social studies, global economics, or consumer economics course

   

Physical Education, as adapted as necessary

2 credits

   

Health and Wellness

1 credit (may be waived if student has earned 3 credits from courses in child development and parenting, human development and family wellness, interpersonal relationships, nutrition and wellness, and preparing for college and/or careers or 2 credits in Integrated Health Sciences I and Integrated Health Sciences II courses; 1 credit substitution of either a science, family and consumer sciences, or health and physical education credit may be allowed for a student who raises a religious objection under I.C. 20-30-5-9)

   

College and Career Pathway

6 credits – electives selected in a deliberate manner to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities

   

Flex Credit

5 credits as follows:

 

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additional courses to extend the college and career pathway

 

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courses involving workplace learning such as career exploration internship, preparing for college and/or careers, business cooperative experiences, cooperative family and consumer sciences, industrial cooperative training, interdisciplinary cooperative education, and marketing field experience

 

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advanced career-technical education, college credit

 

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additional courses in language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, world languages, fine arts

 

Electives

6 credits

CORE 40 DIPLOMA

The Core 40 Diploma is the Indiana graduation requirement for students entering high school in the 2007-08 school year and after. To graduate with less than the Core 40, the formal opt-out process must be completed. The following are the course and credit requirements (minimum forty (40) credits required) for the Core 40 Diploma.

Language Arts

8 credits (including a balance of literature, composition and speech)

   

Mathematics

6 credits (must include one of the following course sequences: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II or Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III; must earn either 2 mathematics credits or 2 physics credits during the last two (2) years in high school; must earn 6 mathematics credits after entering high school; must be enrolled in a mathematics or quantitative reasoning course each year of high school)

   

Science

6 credits (including 2 credits in biology, 2 credits in chemistry, physics, or integrated chemistry-physics, and 2 credits in any additional Core 40 science course)

   

Social Studies

6 credits including 2 credits U.S. History, 2 credits World History or Geography/History of the World, 1 credit U.S. Government, and 1 credit Economics

   

Physical Education I and II, adapted as necessary

2 credits

   

Health and Wellness

1 credit

   

World Language

Recommended

   

Directed Electives

5 credits (World Languages, Fine Arts, and/or Career-Technical courses)

   

Electives

6 credits (College and Career Pathway recommended)

CORE 40 WITH ACADEMIC HONORS

The following are the requirements for a Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma (minimum forty-seven (47) credits required):

Language Arts

8 credits (including a balance of literature, composition, and speech)

   

Mathematics

8 credits (credits must include one of the following course sequences: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and 2 additional credits in Core 40 mathematics courses or Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III and 2 additional credits in Core 40 mathematics courses; student must earn either 2 mathematics credits or 2 physics credits during the student's last two (2) years in high school; student must earn 6 mathematics credits after entering high school; student must be enrolled in a mathematics or quantitative reasoning course each year of high school)

   

Science

6 credits (including 2 credits in biology, 2 credits chemistry, physics, or integrated chemistry-physics, and 2 credits in any additional Core 40 science course)

   

Social Studies

6 credits (including 2 credits in U.S. History, 2 credits World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World, 1 credit in U.S. Government, and 1 credit in Economics)

   

Physical Education I and II, adapted as necessary

2 credits

   

Health and Wellness

1 credit

   

World Languages

6-8 credits (including one (1) of the following: 6 credits in a single world language or 4 credits in each of two (2) different world languages)

   

Fine Arts

2 credits

   
   
   

Electives

6 credits (College and Career Pathway recommended)

 

Additional Requirements - Complete one (1) of the following:

   
 

A.

AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exam

   
 

B.

dual high school/college credit courses from the priority course list resulting in 6 verifiable transcripted college credits

   
 

C.

two (2) of following: 1) a minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list; 2) 2 credits in one or more AP course(s) and the corresponding AP exam(s); and 3) 2 credits in an IB standard level course and the corresponding exam

   
 

D.

the SAT test with a composite score of 1750 or higher and a minimum score of 530 on each section

   
 

E.

The ACT test with a composite score of 26 or higher and completion of the written section

     
 

F.

4 credits in IB courses and complete corresponding IB exams

GPA Requirements – No individual grades below a "C" and overall GPA of "B" or higher.

A student who has earned an international baccalaureate diploma is eligible to receive a Core 40 diploma with academic honors.

CORE 40 WITH TECHNICAL HONORS DIPLOMA

The following are the requirements for the Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma (minimum forty-seven (47) credits):

Language Arts

8 credits (including a balance of literature, composition, and speech)

   

Mathematics

6 credits (credits must include one of the following course sequences: algebra I, geometry, and algebra II or Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III; student must earn either 2 mathematics credits or 2 physics credits during the student's last two (2) years in high school; student must earn 6 mathematics credits after entering high school; student must be enrolled in a mathematics or quantitative reasoning course each year of high school)

   

Science

6 credits (including 2 credits in biology, 2 credits in chemistry, physics, or integrated chemistry–physics, and 2 credits in any additional Core 40 science course)

   

Social Studies

6 credits (including 2 credits in U.S. History, 2 credits in World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World, 1 credit in U.S. Government, and 1 credit in Economics)

   

Physical Education I and II, adapted as necessary

2 credits

   

Health and Wellness

1 credit

   

World Language

Recommended

   

College and Career Pathway

6 credits

   

Electives

12 credits

Additional Requirements Must earn:

 

A.

a minimum of six (6) credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved college and career pathway, and

   
 

B.

either a Pathway designated industry-based certification/credential or Pathway designated dual high school and college credit courses from the priority course list resulting in 6 verifiable transcripted college credits

Must earn:

 

A.

Any of the additional requirements listed under 511 I.A.C. 6-7.1-6(g) for the Core 40 with academic honors diploma

     
 

B.

Earn the following minimum scores on WorkKeys: Reading for information, Level 6; Applied mathematics, Level 6; and Locating information, Level 5

     
 

C.

Earn the following minimum scores on Accuplacer: Writing, 80; Reading, 90; and Math, 75

     
 

D.

Earn the following minimum scores on Compass: Algebra, 66; Writing, 70; and Reading, 80

GPA Requirements – No individual grades below a "C" and overall GPA of "B" or higher.

511 I.A.C. 6-7.1-4 thru -7

Revised 11/5/02
Revised 8/09
Revised 11/13/09
Revised 3/1/16

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