Academic Honors Diploma     Core 40 Diploma  
Theology 8 credits   Theology 8 credits
English 8 credits   English 8 credits
Mathematics 8 credits   Mathematics 6-8 credits
Science 6 credits   Science 6 credits
Social Studies 6 credits   Social Studies 6 credits
World Languages 6-8 credits   Directed Electives 5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits   Physical Education 2 credits
Health & Wellness 1 credits   Health & Wellness 1 credits
Composition 1 credits   Composition 1 credits
Fine Arts 2 credits   Fine Arts 1 credits
Electives 5-7 credits   Electives 4 credits
Total 55 credits   Total 48 credits

 

A student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and only courses in which a grade of C or above is earned may count toward a Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma. Students working toward an honors diploma may only have two semesters of study hall in four years.

Students must also complete one of the following:
1. AP Courses totaling 4 credits and corresponding AP exams
2. Academic, transferable dual high school/college credits resulting in 6 college credits
3. One of each from above (AP course totaling 2 credits and a 3-college credit course)
4. Starting with the class of 2016, 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
5. Starting with the Class of 2016, earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete the written section

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