Guidance

2608 California Road
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 262-5600
Mr. Mark Tobolski - Principal

July 9, 2011

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible to graduate from Memorial High School in 2011 a student must have earned forty credits (40) as prescribed by the Board of School Trustees for the Elkhart Community Schools. A student will have attended a minimum of seven (7) semesters and passed the Graduation Qualifying Examination (GQE) for the class of 2011 or the End of Course Assessment (ECA) for 2012 and beyond. 

The State of Indiana directs all students to complete the CORE 40 in order to be fully prepared for their educational futures and the work place. With this directive from the Indiana Department of Education all students in the Memorial class of 2011 have been scheduled to begin work on the CORE 40.
CORE 40 CREDITS
English 8
Mathematics 6 - Minimum Algebra I
Health 1
Physical Education 2
Science 6 - Biology Required
US History 2
World History 2
American Government 1
Economics 1


Total Required Credits 29
Career Academic Sequence 6 - Bus, HE, Ind Tech EACC
Directed Elective
5 - FL, Art, Career, Technical
Total Credits 40

INDIANA CORE 40 WITH ACADEMIC HONORS
To be eligible for this diploma, a student must complete a minimum of 47 credits in designated classes. 
They must maintain a GPA of 3.0, only courses with a grade of “C” or above will apply towards the diploma.
CORE 40 with Academic Honors  CREDITS  
English                                                                  8                    
The class of 2011 will need to complete one of these additional requirements for the
CORE 40 with Academic Honors.
  • Two AP courses and corresponding AP exams.
  • Academic dual high school/college courses resulting in six (6) college credits
  • One AP course and corresponding exam and one high school/college course
    resulting in three (3) college credits.
  • Score 1200 or higher on combined SAT math and verbal
  • Score a 26 composite ACT.
Mathematics
(Alg I, Geo, Alg II, Pre-Cal)
8
World Languages 6
Science
(Bio I, Phy Sci, Bio II or Phy Sci)
6
Fine Arts 2
World History 2  
U.S. History 2
American Government 1
Economics 1

Health

1  

Physical Education

2  
Electives 8  
 
Total Credits 47  

INDIANA CORE 40 TECHNICAL HONORS (Available for the class of 2011)
To be eligible for this diploma, a student must complete a minimum of 47 credits in designated classes.
They must maintain a GPA of 3.0, only courses that earn a grade of “C” or above will apply toward the diploma.

CORE 40 with Technical Honors

CREDITS

 
 
English
8
The class of 2011 will need to complete both of the following additional
requirements for this diploma.
  • Complete a career-technical program resulting in 8-10 credits.
  • Earn a state-recognized certification or certificate of technical
    achievement in the career-technical program.
Mathematics (Alg I, Geom, Alg II)
6
Science (Bio I, Phy Sci, Bio II or Phy Sci) 6
World History
2
U.S. History
2
American Government
1  
Economics 1  
Health
1  
Physical Education
2  
 Electives 18  

 
 Total Credits 47   

Minimum High School Diploma

The “Minimum High School Diploma” is an option that can be elected at the end of the sophomore year
in consultation with the student, parent, building principal, and guidance counselor. 
Minimum High School Diploma
CREDITS  
English
8  
Mathematics
4  
Health
1  
Physical Education
2                       
Science                                                                   
4  
World History
1  
United States History 
2  
American Government 
1  
Career Academic Sequence 6 Bus, HE, Ind Tech, EACC                             
Flex Credits 5 Eng, SS, Math, Sci, FL, Art
Electives      
6  

 
Total Credits Required
40