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.

Current Scholarships Available
These scholarships are available either by clicking the link, or by picking up an application in the guidance office.

Wendy's High School Heisman- winners from every school, 100 State Winner, 8 National Finalists, and 2 National Winners. 100 scholarships are available (nationwide). Apply at wendysheisman.com.

Horatio Alger Scholarship- can receive up to $25,000 for college. Seniors must have a 2.0 GPA, plan to pursue a bachelor's degree, demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org  The deadline for the Horatio Alger scholarship is October 25th.

Louie's Tux Shop Scholarship- register for a chance to star in Louie's prom photo shoot and win one of two $1,000 scholarships. Sign up at www.louiesprom.com   Due October 14th. Last year NP student Jacob Scott was chosen to be a model!

Prudential Spirit of Commmunity Award- Are you a high school student who's making a difference through volunteering? Apply for the 2019 Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. 

Apply online at spirit.prudential.com   Due November 6th

Questbridge National College Match- scholarship for low-income students to full four year scholarships to the nation's top colleges. Students qualify if they are in the top 5-10% of their class and come from households earning $65,000 or less. Apply at www.questbridge.org    Due September 27th

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship- provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay  the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship. Due November 30th. Go to this website for application information: https://www.in.gov/che/4680.htm

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- any high school senior may apply. Due November 15th. Apply online at enf.elks.org/mvs



On-Line Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships360.org
http://www.collegeboard.com/
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search


 

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.

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

lalspaugh@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Amy Certain, School Counselor grades 9-10

acertain@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.


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

lalspaugh@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Amy Certain, School Counselor grades 9-10

acertain@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282

Jennifer Nelson, Registrar

jnelson@nputnam.k12.in.us

765-522-6282


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