Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma Requirements

Core 40 with Academic Honors Requirements:

Course and Credit Requirements

English/Language Arts

8 credits:
2 credits: English 9
2 credits: English 10
2 credits: English 11 or AP English Language
2 credits: English 12 or AP English Literature


8 credits:
2 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II
2 credits: Pre Cal or Calculus or Finite


6 credits:
2 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or ICP
2 credits: Any Core 40 Science Course

Social Studies

6 credits:
2 credits: US History
2 credits: World History/Civilization or
Geography/History of the World
1 credit: US Government
1 credit: Economics

World Language

6 credits:

Three years of a single Foreign Language or two years of one Foreign Language and two more years of another Foreign Language.


7 credits

Fine Arts

2 credits

Physical Education

3 credits:
1 credit: PE I
1 credit: PE II
1 credit: PE Elective

Health and Wellness

1 credit: Health


Total Credits

48 credits to graduate with a Core 40 With Academic Honors



Additional Academic Honors Requirements


  • Students must maintain a C or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
  • Complete their Senior year with a GPA of a 3.0 (B) or above.
  • Must complete one of the following:
    • Earn 4 credits in two or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams.
    • Earn 6 verifiable college credits from the approved dual credit list.
    • Earn two of the following:
      • 2 credits in AP courses and take exams.
      • 3 verifiable college credits from the approved dual credit list.
      • 2 credits in IP standard level courses and take exams.
    • SAT combined score of a 1750; with a minimum score of a 530 in each subject.
    • ACT composite score of a 26 or higher with the written section
    • Earn 4 credits in IP courses and take the exams.

Core 40 with Academic Honors Requirements