Diploma Requirements


Diploma Types

  •             Core 40 Diploma
  •             Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma
  •             Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

To earn a high school diploma, students must complete a minimum of 44 credits for a Core 40 diploma and meet all of the graduation requirements. Students will have to pass End of Course Assessments (ECA) in both Algebra I and English 10 or ISTEP+ Algebra and English 10 in order to receive a high school diploma.

Students must also take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school. For a complete list of Quantitative Reasoning courses, please click here.

The completion of Core 40 is an Indiana graduation requirement. Courses with a “Pass/Fail” grade cannot be counted as classes for athletic eligibility. They cannot count toward the graduation requirements for a Core 40 diploma. Indiana’s Core 40 curriculum provides the academic foundation all students need to succeed in college and the workforce. Students must complete a Core 40 diploma to be considered for regular admission to Indiana public colleges offering bachelor’s (4 year) degrees. The same Core 40 courses are strongly recommended for admission to public colleges offering associate’s (2 year) degrees and certificates for entry into the workforce.

Note: To graduate with less than Core 40, students and parents, along with school personnel, must complete a formal Opt-Out process.

Please click the diploma type for specific requirements:

Core 40 Diploma
Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma
Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma