College Preparation Diploma

Credit Requirements & Diploma Options #

To earn an Indiana University High School diploma, you have to successfully complete at least 40 (47 for Honors) credits in various subject areas. At least 10 credits must be earned through IUHS courses. As an IUHS student, you can select from any of three diploma options, all of which lead to an accredited diploma. The option you select determines the requirements you have to fulfill. Your options include

Indiana University High School graduates have gone on to dozens of prestigious colleges and universities.

The college prep diploma is recommended for students planning to attend college. Use the college prep planning list below to help decide what courses to take and when.

College Prep Diploma Requirements #

Language Arts
8 credits in literature, speech, and composition, including the required:

  • English 9
  • English 10

Mathematics
at least 6 credits (8 credits are strongly recommended) from the following:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Precalculus
  • AP Calculus

Science
6 credits in laboratory science, including:

  • Biology I

Social Studies
6 required credits:

  • U.S. History (may substitute AP U.S. History) (2 cr)
  • World History or Geography and History of the World (2 cr)
  • Economics (1 cr)
  • U.S. Government (1 cr)

Health Education
1 credit

Directed Electives
5 credits from the following (4 foreign language credits are strongly recommended but are not required):

  • World Languages
  • Fine Arts
  • Career and Technical Education

Free Electives

  • 8 credits

College Preparation Planning #

Freshman

First Six Months

  • English 9: First Semester
  • World History: First Semester OR World Geography: First Semester
  • Algebra I: First Semester
  • Biology I: First Semester
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 9: Second Semester
  • World History: Second Semester OR World Geography: Second Semester
  • Algebra I: Second Semester
  • Biology I: Second Semester
  • 1 elective credit

 

Sophomore

First Six Months

  • English 10: First Semester
  • Geometry: First Semester
  • 1 credit in science
  • Health
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 10: Second Semester
  • Geometry: Second Semester
  • 1 credit in science
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit

 

Junior

First Six Months

  • English 11: First Semester OR 1 English credit of choice
  • U.S. History: First Semester
  • Algebra II: First Semester
  • 1 credit in science
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 11: Second Semester OR 1 English credit of choice
  • U.S. History: Second Semester
  • Algebra II: Second Semester
  • 1 credit in science
  • 1 elective credit

 

Senior

First Six Months

  • English 12: First Semester OR 1 English credit of choice
  • U.S. Government - Economics
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 12: Second Semester OR 1 English credit of choice
  • U.S. Government - Economics
  • 1 elective credit (possibly Precalculus)
  • 1 elective credit (possibly in science)
  • 1 elective credit