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New Graduation Requirements for 2028

Courses Recognized Diploma
25 Total Credits
Foundational Diploma
21 Total Credits

Communications
-College level English courses may fulfill these credits

  • 4 English Credits**
    • English 1 (1 credit)
    • English 2 (1 credit)
    • English 3 (1 credit)
    • English 4 (1 credit)
       
  • .5 Communication Credit
    May include speech, debate, forensics, journalism, public speaking.
  • 3.5 Credits
    • English 1 (1 credit)
    • English 2 (1 credit)
    • English 3 (1 credit)
    • English 4 (.5 credit)
       
  • .5 Communication Credit
    May include speech, debate, forensics, journalism, public speaking.

Society and Humanities
-College level social studies courses may fulfill these credits

  • 3 Social Studies Credits
    • World History (1 credit) or World People Studies (1 credit)
    • American History (1credit)
    • American Government (.5 credit)
    • Social Studies Elective (minimum of .5 credit)
       
  • 1 Fine Art Credit
    Fine Arts, which may include art, music, dance, theater, forensics.
  • 3 Social Studies Credits
    • World History (1 credit) or World People Studies (1 credit)
    • American History (1credit)
    • American Government (.5 credit)
    • Social Studies Elective (minimum of .5 credit)
       
  • 1 Fine Art Credit
    Fine Arts, which may include art, music, dance, theater, forensics.
STEM
-College level math courses may fulfill these credits
  • 4 Mathematics Credits
    • Algebra 1 (1 credit)
    • Geometry (1 credit)
    • Algebra 2 (1 credit)
    • 4th Year Math Course (1 credit)
       
  • 3 Science Credits
    • Must include physical, biological, and earth and space.
       
  • 1 STEM Credit
    STEM elective may include computer science, advanced math, advanced science, robotics, advanced technology.
  • 3 Mathematics Credits
    • Algebra 1 (1 credit)
    • Geometry (1 credit)
    • Algebra 2 (1 credit)
       
  • 3 Science Credits
    • Must include physical, biological, and earth and space.
       
  • 1 STEM Credit
    STEM elective may include computer science, advanced math, advanced science, robotics, advanced technology.
Employability and Life Skills
  • .5 Health Credit
     
  • .5 Physical Education Credit
     
  • .5 Financial Literacy Credit
    Formerly titled Consumer Education
     
  • 7 Additional Credits
    • World Languages two years of one language (2 credits)
    • CTE courses in a pathway (2.0 credits)
    • Other courses driven by IPS (3.0 credits)
  • .5 Health Credit
     
  • .5 Physical Education Credit
     
  • .5 Financial Literacy Credit
    Formerly titled Consumer Education
     
  • 4.5 Additional Credits
    • Other courses driven by IPS (4.5 credits)

 

Post-Secondary Assets A Diploma+ and any state asset A Diploma+ and any state asset
Other Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid* Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid*

 

A Distinguished Diploma shall be awarded to students who earn 31 credits (to include the 25 credits outlines for a Recognized Diploma) and earn an Associates Degree and/or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

*Families may opt out.

**NCAA requires students to take 4 full credits of English.  The NCAA will not allow a communication course to replace an English course.