Graduation Requirements

Indiana Academy Graduation Requirements
Graduating Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 (26.5 Academy Credits)
Minimum Credits a student must carry per semester is 5.5
High School Substitutions
Courses that are not taught at the Indiana Academy which would have traditionally been taken by students as 9th or 10th graders may be taken through summer school or through other arrangements. These classes include but are not limited to PE, Health, Fine Arts, Geometry, Algebra 2, and World Civilization/World History. Approval for these substitutions should be arranged with the Academy Guidance Office.
Science:6 Credits Required
  • 2 credits in each 2-semester sequence of General Biology, General Chemistry, and General Physics, or equivalent college preparatory courses as determined by the Science Division Chair.
  • 4 credits in Laboratory Sciences must be from the Academy.
  • A student may petition to have a previous laboratory science course accepted to replace a laboratory science course that would otherwise be taken here.
Math:8 Credits Required
  • 2 credits in Algebra 1, 2 credits in Geometry, 2 credits in Algebra 2, and 2 credits in courses beyond Algebra 2.
  • 3 credits must be from the Academy.
  • At least one credit in mathematics must be earned each year.
English:8 Credits Required
  • 3 credits must be from the Academy.
    • 1 credit in American Literature (Fall Semester of Junior Year).
    • 1 credit in World Literature (Spring Semester of Junior Year).
    • 1 elective credit from the Academy.
Social Studies:6 Credits Required
  • 3 credits must be from the Academy.
    • Must have Foundations of the American Experience.
    • Must have American History 1 and American History 2 at the Academy or AP US History with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP US History exam before enrolling.
    • Students who satisfy this requirement with AP US History must also take US Government and Economics.
World Languages:6 or 8 Credits Required
  • If taking 1 language, a student must successfully complete 6 credits in that language. If courses in that language are taken at the Academy to meet this requirement, the credits must include the successful completion of the Academy Intermediate 2B course.
  • If taking 2 languages, a student must earn a total of 8 credits with 4 credits in each language. For languages taken at the Academy to meet this requirement, the credits must include the successful completion of the Academy Intermediate 2B course.
Fine Arts:2 Credits Required
  • Can be obtained from home high school or Academy.
Health:1 Credit Required
  • Can be obtained from home high school or Academy (BSU course).
Physical Education:2 Credits Required
  • Can be obtained from home high school or Academy (BSU course).
Computing:.5 Credit Required
  • Must take CMP03301 at the Academy or test out.
Colloquium:1 Credit Required
  • .5 credit Junior year (taken Fall Semester).
  • .5 credit Senior year (taken Spring Semester).
May Term:1 Credit Required
  • .5 credit Junior year.
  • .5 credit Senior year.
  • Must be obtained while attending the Academy.

Additional State Requirements for the Academic Honors Diploma

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

Complete one of the following:

  • Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams.
  • Earn a combined score of 1250 or higher on the SAT with a minimum score of 560 on the math and a 590 on the evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete writing section.
  • Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses.
  • Earn a combination of 2 credits of AP courses and corresponding AP exams AND 3 verifiable transcripted college credits through dual credit courses.

https://academy.bsu.edu/academics/graduation/