Indiana’s Core 40 is considered the minimum academic foundation all students need to succeed in college, apprenticeship programs, military training and the workforce. A Core 40 diploma indicates a student has taken the required 40 credits in language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, health and electives including world languages, career/technical, and fine arts. Core 40 became Indiana’s required high school curriculum in fall 2007. Students entering high school since 2007 have been expected to complete Core 40 as a graduation requirement. To graduate with less than Core 40, a student must complete a formal opt-out process involving parental consent.
- The Core 40 diploma is designed to prepare you for many college programs and careers.
- There are 40 total state credits required, however some schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students.
- 5 credits are required to be world languages, fine arts or career and technical education courses.
- To succeed in college-level work, students need to complete Core 40 in high school. Anything less may mean taking remedial (high school) coursework in college
- Core 40 is a college admissions requirement in Indiana: Starting in fall 2011, students were unable to start at a four-year public Indiana college without Core 40 (or a documented equivalent). Most private colleges require students to have at least this level of high school academic preparation.
- The Core 40 diploma can help you earn money for college. Indiana students who complete a Core 40 diploma and meet other financial aid and grade requirements can receive up to 90 percent of approved tuition and fees at eligible colleges.
- With the State Board approval of the 2019-2020 Course Titles and Descriptions (December 2018), I can confirm that the new AP World History: Modern course will satisfy the Core 40 requirement. Jennifer Jensen, Assistant Director for Curriculum & Instruction, IDOE
- Original Question (Part 1): If ST does not meet C40 requirements but has enough credits for gen diploma. Is there a point where we, as a school, can graduate the student because they met General diploma reqs. Or do we have to allow them the opportunity to finish the C40?Answer: On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM Culhan, Amanda <email@example.com> wrote: If the student can earn the General now (at the end of her senior year), it’s up to your school if you want to allow her to stay into a 5th year. You aren’t required to allow her to do so since she has met requirements for a diploma. Typically schools will present the student with the summer option (meeting requirements by the last day of September), as you have done.Follow up Question (Part 2): Thank you – they do not have to agree to an opt out then right?Answer: On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:35 AM Culhan, Amanda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: No, if it’s beyond the 4 years and they’ve met requirements for the General Diploma, they wouldn’t have to agree to the opt-out. I think a good alternative would be to allow them the option to continue to work towards meeting requirements before the end of September.
- Core 40 General Information
- Indiana’s Diploma Requirements
- High School Diploma Options (Learn More Indiana)
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