Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Indiana Connections Academy so that every student finds success after graduation.

Preparing Online School Students for Graduation


Connections Academy provides in-depth support to ensure that online school students understand their graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 40 credits graduate and pass ISTEP+ End of Course Assessments. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. 

To graduate with the Core 40, students will need to complete the following courses: 

  • Language arts: 8 credits (English 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Math: 6 credits (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth year of math or quantitiative reasoning)
  • Science: 6 credits (Biology, Physical Science, Elective Science)
  • Social studies: 6 credits (World History, US History, Government, Economics)
  • Physical Education: 3 credits (Physical education I, Physical education II, Health)
  • Career Directed Electives: 11 credits

Students can also earn an Honors diploma by meeting the following requirements:

  • Earn a minimum of 47 academic credits
  • Cumulative GPA of a 3.0/4.0 scale
  • C- or higher in all Core 40 courses
  • Complete three years of one world language or two years of two different languages
  • Fourth year of math to include Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, or AP Statistics
  • Complete two of the following:
    • Advanced Placement course(s) and the corresponding exams
    • Dual Credit course(s) earning

Beginning with the class of 2023, students will graduate according to new Pathways requirements. Under these new guidelines, students are required to complete all credits toward their chosen diploma, demonstrate employability skills through completion of one of three project choices, and complete a post-secondary readiness competency. More information can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website

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