Graduation Pathways

Beginning with the graduating class of 2023, Indiana high school students must satisfy one option under each of the three following Graduation Pathway Requirements.

  1. Earn one of the following High School Diploma designation options:

  • General Diploma

  • Core 40 Diploma

  • Academic Honors Diploma

  • Technical Honors Diploma

  1. Learn and Demonstrate one of the following Employability Skills options:

  • Completion of a project-based learning experience

  • Completion of a service-based learning experience

  • Completion of a work-based learning experience

  1. Demonstrate one of the following Postsecondary-Ready Competencies:

  • Honors diploma: Fulfill all requirements of either the Academic or Technical Honors diploma

  • ACT: Earn the college-ready benchmark scores

  • SAT: Earn the college-ready benchmarks scores

  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB):

    • Earn at least a minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score to qualify for placement into one of the branches of the US military

  • State- and Industry-recognized Credential or Certification

  • State-, Federal-, or Industry-recognized Apprenticeship

  • Career-Technical Education Concentrator: Class of 2023 and 2024 must earn a C average in at least two non-duplicative advanced courses within a particular program, class of 2025, must complete a Next Level Program of Study (NLPS)

  • AP/International Baccalaureate/Dual Credit/Cambridge International courses or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams: Earn a C average or higher in at least three (3) courses

  • Locally created pathway that earns the approval of the State Board of Education by meeting its framework