General Education 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 general education diploma is recommended for students who do not plan to go to college. Use the general education planning list below to help decide what courses to take and when.

General Education Diploma Requirements #

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

  • English 9
  • English 10

Mathematics
4 credits:

Recommended:

  • Pre-Algebra (Basic Mathematics)
  • Algebra I

OR

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry or Algebra II

Science

  • 2 credits from life science
  • 2 credits from physical science

Social Studies
6 required credits:

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

Health Education

1 credit:
  • Health Education: Basic Course

Electives

17 credits
  • We encourage you to take courses that are related to your career interest.

General Education Planning #

Freshman

First Six Months

  • English 9: First Semester
  • 1 elective credit in social studies
  • Basic Math I: First Semester OR Algebra I: First Semester
  • Biology I: First Semester
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 9: Second Semester
  • 1 elective credit in social studies
  • Basic Math I: Second Semester OR Algebra I: Second Semester
  • Biology I: Second Semester
  • 1 elective credit


Sophomore

First Six Months

  • English 10: First Semester
  • Algebra I: First Semester OR Geometry: First Semester
  • 1 credit in physical science
  • Health
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

  • English 10: Second Semester
  • Algebra I: Second Semester OR Geometry: Second Semester
  • 1 credit in physical 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
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit

Second Six Months

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


Senior

  • First Six Months
  • English 12: First Semester OR 1 English credit of choice
  • U.S. Government &endash; 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 &endash; Economics
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit
  • 1 elective credit