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Graduation Requirements
Warsaw Community Schools require 40 credits for graduation.  The Core 40 is the goal for all students.   We will evaluate credits each year.  It is very important you also keep track at home and ask questions along the way. Following are the state requirements for the classes of 2014 and 2015.
                                     

 

 
 
Course and Credit Requirements
English/
Language
Arts
8 credits
Including a balance of literature, composition
and speech.
Mathematics
6 credits
2 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II
Or complete Integrated Math I, II, and III for 6 credits.
All students must complete a math or physics course in the junior or senior year.
Science
6 credits
2 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or
               Integrated Chemistry-Physics
2 credits: any Core 40 science course
Social Studies
6 credits
2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit:  U.S. Government
1 credit:  Economics
2 credits: World History/Civilization or
               Geography/History of the World
Directed Electives
5 credits
World Languages
Fine Arts
Career-Technical
Physical Education
2 credits
Health and Wellness
1 credit
Electives*
6 credits
(Career Academic Sequence Recommended)
                        40 Total State Credits Required
Schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students
* Specifies the number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many
more electives during the high school years. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a Career Academic Sequences (selecting electives in a deliberate manner) to take full advantage of career exploration and preparation opportunities.

 

(Minimum 47 credits)
 
For the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma, students must:
· Complete all requirements for Core 40.
· Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits
· Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages).
· Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits.
· Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
· Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.
· Complete one of the following:
A.     Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams
B.     Complete IB courses (4 credits) and corresponding IB exams
C.    Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics
D.    Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT
E.     Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits)
F.     Complete a combination of an AP course (2 credits and corresponding exam) or an IB Standard Level course (2 credits and corresponding exam) and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits)
 

 

For the Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma, students must:
· Complete all requirements for Core 40.
· Complete a career-technical program (8 or more related credits)
· Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
· Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.
· Recommended:  Earn 2additional credits in mathematics and 4-8 credits in World Languages for four year college admission.
· Complete two of the following, one must be A or B:
A.     Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for Information -
Level 6; Applied Mathematics - Level 6; Locating Information - Level 5
B.     Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits)
C.    Complete a Professional Career Internship course or Cooperative Education course (2 credits)
D.    Complete an industry-based work experience as part of a two-year career-technical education program (minimum 140 hours)
E.     Earn a state-approved, industry-recognized certification
Class of 2016
The class of 2016 has a slightly different set of requirements.

Effective beginning with students who enter high school in 2012-13 school year (class of 2016).

 

                                     

 

 

Course and Credit Requirements

English/
Language
Arts

8 credits

Including a balance of literature, composition
and speech.

Mathematics

6 credits (in grades 9-12)

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: Geometry

 2 credits: Algebra II
Or complete Integrated Math I, II, and III for 6 credits.

Students must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school

Science

6 credits

2 credits: Biology I

2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or
               Integrated Chemistry-Physics

2 credits: any Core 40 science course

Social Studies

6 credits

2 credits: U.S. History

1 credit:   U.S. Government

1 credit:   Economics

2 credits: World History/Civilization or
               Geography/History of the World

Directed Electives

5 credits

World Languages

Fine Arts

Career and Technical Education

Physical Education

2 credits

Health and Wellness

1 credit

Electives*

6 credits

(College and Career Pathway courses recommended)

                        40 Total State Credits Required

Schools may have additional local graduation requirements that apply to all students

* Specifies the number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many

more electives during the high school years. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a College and Career Pathway (selecting electives in a deliberate manner) to take full advantage of career and college exploration and preparation opportunities.



 

 

 

For the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma, students must:

·  Complete all requirements for Core 40.

·  Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits.

·  Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits
(6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages).

·  Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits.

·  Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.

·  Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.

·  Complete one of the following:

A.    Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams

B.    Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list

C.    Earn two of the following:

1.     A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the priority course list,

2.     2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams,

3.     2 credits in IB standard level courses and corresponding IB exams.

D.    Earn a combined score of 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, mathematics and writing sections and a minimum score of 530 on each

E.    Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section

F.    Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding IB exams.

with Technical Honors          (minimum 47 credits)

 

 

 

 

 


 

For the Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma, students must:

·  Complete all requirements for Core 40.

·  Earn 6 credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following:

1.     Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential, or

2.     Pathway dual credits from the lists of priority courses resulting in 6 transcripted college credits

·  Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.

·  Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.

·  Complete one of the following,

A.    Any one of the options (A - F) of the Core 40 with Academic Honors

B.    Earn  the following scores or higher on WorkKeys; Reading for Information – Level 6, Applied Mathematics – Level 6, and Locating Information-Level 5.

C.    Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75.

D.    Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass; Algebra 66          , Writing 70, Reading 80.

 

 
 
 
 
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September Senior Tasks
1. Complete senior resume on moodle.  moodle.warsaw.k12.in.us
Guidance  Senior Data sheet in bold print
2.  Complete e transcript registration  wchs.warsaw.k12.in.us  Guidance  etranscript  Complete the first two screens-your profile and "add your school"
3. Get your college applications going.  IU priority scholarship deadline is October 1st.  Most other schools request Nove 1st to get the most financial aid.


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