2020-2021 Course Catalog – Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

Indiana Academy Graduation Requirements
Graduating Classes of 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 (26.5 Academy Credits)
Students must carry a minimum of 5.5 credits each semester.
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 Assistant Director of Academic Guidance.
Science:6 Credits Required
  • Two credits in each two-semester sequence of General Biology, General Chemistry, and General Physics, or equivalent college-preparatory courses as determined by the Science Division Chair.
  • Integrated Chemistry/Physics courses taken prior to coming to the Academy are not accepted for either Chemistry or Physics requirements by the Academy.
  • Four 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
  • Two credits in Algebra 1, two in Geometry, two in Algebra 2, and two in courses beyond Algebra 2.
  • Three credits must be from the Academy.
  • At least one credit in mathematics must be earned each year.
  • Any math credits taken in grades 7 or 8 must be shown for high school credit on the home school transcript in order to count for graduation requirements.
English:8 Credits Required
  • Three credits must be from the Academy.
    • One credit in American Literature (Fall semester of Junior year).
    • One credit in World Literature (Spring semester of Junior year).
    • One elective credit from the Academy.
Social Studies:6 Credits Required
  • Three credits must be from the Academy.
    • One credit in American History 1 (Fall semester of Junior year) and one credit in American History 2 (Spring semester of Junior year) OR AP US History from the home school with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP US History exam before enrolling.
    • One credit in US Government.
    • One credit in Economics.
World Languages:6 or 8 Credits Required
  • If taking one language, a student must successfully complete six 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 two languages, a student must earn a total of eight credits with four 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, online high school course providers, BSU, or the Academy.
Health:1 Credit Required
  • Can be obtained from home high school, online high school course providers, or BSU (Health Science – HSCI 160). The Academy does not offer a health course.
Physical Education:2 Credits Required
  • Can be obtained from home high school, online high school course providers, or BSU (PFW classes with activity component). The Academy does not offer any PE courses.
Computing:.5 Credit Required
  • Must take CMP03301 (Computer Applications) at the Academy or TEST OUT on the Computer Apps placement test given at New Junior Orientation.
Colloquium:1 Credit Required (Required of ALL students attending the Academy – Residential, NECP, and International)
  • .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 core courses that will count toward the diploma.
  • Complete one of the following:
    1. Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams.
    2. Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from the approved dual credit list.
    3. Earn two of the following:
      1. A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the approved dual credit list,
      2. 2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams,
      3. 2 credits in IB standard level courses and corresponding IB exams.
    4. Earn a composite score of 1250 or higher on the SAT and a minimum of 560 on math and 590 on the evidence-based reading and writing section.
    5. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete the written essay component.
    6. Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding IB exams.

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