Fort Wayne Community Schools - Graduation Pathway

With the passage of Graduation Pathways, students are now able to individualize their graduation requirements to align to their postsecondary goal. No longer must all students fit into the same academic mold, but rather, they can choose the options that best meet their postsecondary needs and aspirations. Students can create pathways that serve their educational interests and prepares them for postsecondary educational and career opportunities. To learn more about the graduation pathways, visit Indiana Department of Education page


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Fort Wayne Community Schools has a history of working to ensure students graduate from high school with a Core 40 diploma or better. The Core 40 became the standard for graduates in the Class of 2011 when they entered high school in the fall of 2007. The current requirements went into effect for the Class of 2016. You can see all the requirements on the Indiana Department of Education’s website.

Changes in federal education law under the Every Student Succeeds Act, required Indiana to make changes to the Indiana high school diploma to streamline the diploma process.

Graduation Pathways

Beginning with the Class of 2023, graduates will need to show they have mastered skills in several areas, including meeting academic requirements and being ready for college or the workforce. You can read more on the Indiana State Board of Education website.

Pathways Q&A

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