Graduation Pathways

The path to graduation is not a one-size-fits-all.  Indiana provides many pathways for students to earn a high school diploma.  Students starting with the Class of 2023 must meet of the following criteria in order to graduate.  Students must complete at least one item from each "bucket" in order to graduate.


Students must complete enough credits toward one of Indiana Department of Education's high school diplomas.  One of the following must be met:

  • Core 40 - minimum of 40 credits
  • Academic Honors - minimum of 47 credits
  • Technical Honors - minimum of 47 credits
  • General


Learn & Demonstrate Employability Skills

Students must demonstrate an experience in at least one of the following employability skills:

  • Project Based Learning Experience
  • Service-Based Learning Experience
  • Work-based Learning Experience

Postseoncary-Ready Competencies

**Must meet at at least one of these comptencies:

Honors Diploma/Designation
  • Academic or Technical
  • Score the following or higher
    Reading/Writing - 480
    Math - 530

  • 2 out of 4 needed with at least one in English/Reading and one in Math/Science
    English - 18
    Reading - 22
    Math - 22
    Science - 23
Industry Certification
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Concentrator
  • C average or higher in at least 2 advanced high school courses in a state-approved CTE pathway
AP/IB/Dual Credit/ Cambridge International/CLEP
  • C average or higher in 3 courses
    *1 of the 3 courses must be in core content area or all three must be part of a CTE pathway
Locally Created Pathway

**The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has published all official DOE documenation at the following website:

**Students in the Class of 2021 and 2022 may opt-in to this requirement in place of ISTEP.  Families interested in this option should contact their student's school counselor.