CORE 40 CORE 40 with Technical Honors CORE 40 with Academic Honors General Diploma Four Diploma Types for the Class of 2019
Three Core 40 Diplomas are offered by the State of Indiana. These diplomas require specific college preparatory coursework and prepare students to attend 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. The state of Indiana Requires a Core 40 Diploma for students to be eligible for State Financial Assistance.
Complete at least 42 high school credits Complete specified courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, and Health Pass the Grade 10 ISTEP+ No GPA requirement Complete at least 6 credits of Math in High School. Students must be enrolled in a Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning class each year of High School.
English/Language Arts 8 credits Mathematics 6 credits : –2 in Algebra I –2 in Geometry –2 in Algebra II Social Studies 6 credits : –2 in World History or Geography –2 in U.S. History(11 th Grade), –1 in U.S. Government, 1 in Economics (12 th Grade) Science 6 credits: -2 in Biology -2 in Integrated Chem./Physics, Chemistry, or Physics -2 additional Core 40 science credits Physical Education -2 credits (PE Waiver Available for Athletics) Health -1 credit A year of Pre-Calculus and 2 years of a World Language are highly recommended as many colleges/universities require these courses for admission.
This diploma prepares students for college, technical or trade schools, apprenticeships, or the workforce. Students can earn both a Technical Honors diploma and an Academic Honors diploma.
Complete all requirements for the Core 40 diploma Complete at least 47 high school credits Earn at least a C- in each course and earn an overall B (3.0) grade point average at the time of graduation Pass the Grade 10 ISTEP+
Additional Requirements Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following: –State approved, industry recognized certification or credential, or –Pathway dual credits from the approved dual credit list resulting in 6 transcripted college credits Complete One of the following: Academic, transferable dual high school/college courses resulting in 6 college credits, verifiable. -Score 1750 or higher composite score, each section must be 530 or higher -Score a 26 composite or higher on ACT and complete the written section Earn the following minimum Scores on WorkKeys: Reading 6, Math 6, Locating Info 5 Earn the following minimum score on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, and Math 75 Earn the following minimum score on Compass: Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80
This is the most rigorous high school diploma offered by the State of Indiana. It is best suited for students who plan to attend a 4-year college or university after high school.
Complete requirements for the Core 40 diploma plus additional coursework in Math, Fine Arts, and World languages. Complete at least 47 high school credits Earn at least a C- in each course and earn an overall B (3.0) grade point average at the time of graduation. Pass the Grade 10 ISTEP+
Additional Required Coursework Earn 8 Math credits – 6 of these credits must completed in high school. Earn 6-8 credits in World Languages –3 Years of one language or 2 years of two different Languages Earn 2 Fine Arts credits – Art, Band, Chorus, Music Appreciation Complete One of the following: -Academic, transferable dual high school/college courses resulting in 6 college credits, verifiable. -Score 1750 or higher composite score, each section must be 530 or higher -Score a 26 composite or higher on ACT and complete the written section
The General Diploma prepares students for employment, the military, technical schools, and community colleges. This diploma requires 40 credits Students who receive a General Diploma are not eligible for State Financial Assistance, including 21 st Century Scholars
English/Language Arts Mathematics Social Studies Science Health Physical Education Electives Total Required Credits 8 credits 4 credits 1 credit 2 credits 17 credits 40 credits Must also pass the Grade 10 ISTEP+ General Diploma Class of 2019
Credit-students will receive one credit for each course they successfully complete. Semester grades are figured by averaging two 9 weeks grades along with a final exam or project. GPA- Grade Point Average- Each letter grade is assigned a point, exampleA=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F= 0GPAis calculated at the end of every semester, including all courses, to create a cumulative GPA. ISTEP+ Students must pass the College and Career Readiness Assessments in Algebra I and English 10 content areas. Dual Credit- Students take high school courses that are taught at the college/university level. These courses count as high school credit and transcripted college credit.
All semester grades and credits for freshman, sophomore, junior, & senior years Diploma Type at Completion Graduation Date Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and total number of credits Standardized test scores: ISTEP, ACT, SAT
English 9 or English 9 Honors (based on test scores and student performance) Algebra, Geometry or Algebra II (based on current math level) Biology or Integrated Chemistry/Physics (based on test scores and student performance) Preparing for College and Careers Health
Agriculture Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Art Two-Dimensional Art or Three- Dimensional Art Business Introduction to Business Personal Finance Music Band Percussion Ensemble Chorus Music History and Appreciation Chamber Choir Physical Education Advanced Physical Conditioning Physical Education or PE Waiver Geography & History of the World World History & Civilizations Technology Introduction to Engineering and Design (PLTW) Principles of Engineering World Languages- students must have a C- or better in current Language Arts class Spanish I French I Social Studies-
The Indiana College and Career Pathways provide an aligned sequence of secondary and postsecondary courses leading to an industry-recognized credential, technical certification, or an associate or baccalaureate degree at an accredited postsecondary institution for careers that are high wage and/or high demand in Indiana. http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/career-education/indiana-college-career-pathways Career Clusters Agriculture Architecture & Construction Arts, AV Technology & Communication Business & Marketing Education & Training Health Science Hospitality and Human Services Information Technology Manufacturing Public Safety Transportation
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English 9orEnglish 9 Honors Biologyor Integrated Chemistry/ Physics Biology or Integrated Chemistry/ Physics Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II PE (or another 1-semester elective)Preparing for College and Careers Elective (Geography or World History) Elective (Spanish or French) ElectivesHealth
Remember that while graduation is 4 years away, freshman grades are still very important.Get off to a good start! Participate in extracurricular and community service activities.Start a resume of these activities, utilize www.careercruising.com www.careercruising.com Complete a career interest inventory and establish a portfolio at www.careercruising.com.Update regularly.www.careercruising.com. All 10 th grade students take the PSAT.11 th students who take the PSAT are entered in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Students may receive up to a full-tuition scholarship to attend an Indiana Students must enroll before the end of 8th grade Program is based on family income Student must maintain a “C +” (2.5) average in high school, participate in the Scholar Success Program, apply for federal financial aid in 12th grade, remain free of disciplinary concerns, and remain drug and alcohol free Miranda Scully: (317) 617-0249 or firstname.lastname@example.org@che.in.gov
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