NECP Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements for the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma

All students graduating from the NECP must meet all of the requirements for an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma plus some additional requirements of the program, with the exceptions of Colloquium and Research. With the guidance of the student’s advisor and approval of the Indiana Academy Office of Academic Guidance, students may take courses at the Indiana Academy and Ball State University to meet these graduation requirements.

Indiana Academy Graduation Requirements
Class of 2017 (26.5 Academy Credits)
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 during summer school or through other arrangements. These classes include but are not limited to: PE, Health, Fine Arts, Geometry, Algebra II, and World Civilization/World History. Approval for these substitutions should be arranged with the Academy Guidance Office.
Science:6 Credits Required
  • 2 credits in a 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
Math:8 Credits Required
  • 4 credits must be from the Academy
English:8 Credits Required
  • 4 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)
    • 2 elective credits from the Academy
Social Science:6 Credits Required
  • 4 credits must be from the Academy
    • Must have 3 credits in History (Foundations of the American Experience, American History 1, and American History 2).
    • 1 elective credit from the Academy
World Languages:6 or 8 Credits Required
  • If taking 1 language, a student must successfully complete 6 credits, including the Academy 302 course, in that language. Students entering the Academy with 3 years of a language may meet this requirement by demonstrating third-year proficiency on a national test.
  • 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 202 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
May Term:1 Credit Required
  • .5 credit Junior year
  • .5 credit Senior year
  • Must be obtained while attending the Academy
Minimum Credits a student must carry per semester is 5.5, though 6.5 – 7.0 credits per semester will be needed to graduate within the allotted time.

Additional 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.
  • (Class of 2017) – 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.
  • 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.