Diploma Requirements

Diploma Types

To earn a high school diploma, students must complete a minimum of 40 credits for a Core 40 diploma and meet all of the graduation requirements. Students will have to pass ISTEP+ Math and English/Language Arts 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 go to this link.

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.