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Core 40 with Academic Honors

To be considered for receiving Core 40 with Academic Honors, students must complete all of the Core 40 courses listed in the Core 40 Diploma requirements section with a “C-” or above in each course and with a total grade point average of a “B-” (2.66) or above.

For the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma, students must:

  • Complete all requirements for Core 40
  • Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits
  • Earn 6-8 world language credits:
    • 6 credits in one language
      OR
    • 4 credits in two different languages
  • Earn 6-8 world language credits
  • Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits
  • Earn a grade of a “C-” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of a “B-” or better
  • Complete one of the following:
  1. Earn 4 credits in 2 or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses and take corresponding AP exams
  2. Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list
  3. Earn two of the following:
    1. A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list
    2. 2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams
    3. 2 credits in IB standard level courses and corresponding IB exams
  4. Earn a combined 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
  5. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section
  6. Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding IB exams