Graduation Requirements

At North Putnam High School, all students enter with the expectation of earning the Core 40 Diploma, the Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors or the Core 40 Diploma with Technical Honors. The State of Indiana also offers a general minimum diploma which is available at North Putnam High School following a special conference in which the general diploma is agreed upon by the student, parents, an administrator and the counselor. Requirements for these diplomas are as follows:

Core 40 Diploma 43 semesters (43 credits)

English - 8 semesters
  • English 9 - 2 semesters
  • English 10 - 2 semesters
  • English 11 - 2 semesters
  • English 12 - 2 semesters
Math - 6 semesters
  • Algebra I - 2 semesters
  • Geometry - 2 semesters
  • Algebra II - 2 semesters
Students beginning in 2012+ must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year of high school.

Science - 6 semesters
  • Biology - 2 semesters
  • Integrated Chemistry Physics or Chemistry or Physics - 2 semesters
  • One other Core 40 Science - 2 semesters
(May be Human Anatomy & Physiology, Earth Science, ALS agriscience course.)

Social Studies - 6 semesters
  • World History & Civilation - 2 semesters
  • United States History - 2 semesters
  • US Government - 1 semester
  • Economics - 1 semester
Physical Education - 2 semesters
Health and Wellness - 1 semester
Fine Arts (Band, Choir or Art) - 1 semester
Careers - 1 semester
Personal Finance - 1 semester
Digital Citizenship - 1 semester

Core 40 with Academic Honors (47 semesters – 47 credits)

Core 40 with Academic Honors requires the 43 credits listed above plus:
Earn a “C” or better in individual courses that count toward the diploma. Final GPA must be 3.0 or better.

Math – total 8 semesters adding

  • Pre-Calculus - 2 semesters
  • or Probability & Statistics - 1 semester
  • and Discrete Math - 1 semester
Foreign Language
  • 6 semesters of one language
  • or 8 semesters – four each of two languages
(Spanish is the only foreign language currently offered at North Putnam.)

Fine Arts – 2 semesters

To complete the Core 40 with Academic Honors, students must also complete one of the following:
  • Two AP courses.
  • Six dual credits. (Two dual credit classes)
  • One AP course and three dual credits.
  • Score 1200 combined critical reading/math SAT or a combined reading /math 26 ACT.

Scholarships

The Guidance Department will make every effort to keep this list updated; however, the most up to date information can be found by meeting with your Guidance Counselor.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – CHECK IN GUIDANCE OFFICE

Ivy Tech Scholarships- Once students have been admitted to Ivy Tech, they can apply for scholarships via their MyIvy account or can get more info at ivytech.edu/scholarships. Only one application is completed for approximately 600 scholarships.

Best Mattress Sleep Scholarship - 

-$1000 Scholarship 

 Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the US or current college students already studying at an accredited US post-secondary institution. 

-Applicants must be US Citizens 

-Applicants must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED

-Applicants must be planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution 

-Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year 

-Due May 19th 

-https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

-Applications are in the guidance office.

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship- scholarship up to $2,500 for seniors enrolled in a 2 year or less technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018. Student must be Pell Grant eligible. Apply online at application.horatioalger.org
Due June 15th. 

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship- for students getting training for skilled jobs that are in demand. Apply online at http://profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship/  Due June 4th.

On-Line Scholarship Search

http://www.MeritAid.com (Lets students search for merit based scholarships at particular colleges before they apply. Free service.)
http://www.SimpleTuition.com/resource
http://www.collegeanswer.com/ (Sallie Mae website for college search and financing)
http://www.anycollege.com
http://www.eCampusTours.com
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships360.org
http://www.collegeboard.com/
http://www.tuitions.com/
http://www.WeeklyScholarshipAlert.org
http://www.offtocollege.info ($1000 drawings every 2 weeks from Oct to May. Open 9/14)
http://www.discovercolleges.com/ (one $2500 drawing)
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships
http://www.studentscholarships.org
http://www.zinch.com
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Guidance Staff

School Counseling Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that assists students in academic, career, and personal/social development so that they may become productive members of society.


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Lauren Alspaugh, Director of Guidance, School Counselor grades 11-12

lalspaugh@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Jesse Winger, School Counselor grades 9-10

jwinger@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Jennifer Nelson, Registrar

jnelson@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Welcome to NPHS Guidance!

School Counseling Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that assists students in academic, career, and personal/social development so that they may become productive members of society.

North Putnam’s School Counseling Program is recognized as an Indiana Gold Star Counseling program and also received the American School Counseling Association’s RAMP status as an ASCA model school counseling program.

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Lauren Alspaugh, Director of Guidance, School Counselor grades 11-12

lalspaugh@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Jesse Winger, School Counselor grades 9-10

jwinger@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Jennifer Nelson, Registrar

jnelson@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282


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