Course descriptions provide brief descriptions of kindergarten, elementary, middle level and high school curricular areas. These descriptions will assist schools in communicating, in a broad context, the content of programs and courses. Code numbers listed before each program/course title and description are to be used for Indiana Department of Education data reporting.
The table below provides access to the 2021-2022 Course Titles and Descriptions for high school curricular areas. As of November 10, 2020, the Indiana High School Course Titles and Description documents were approved by the Indiana State Board of Education.
College-Entrance Preparation (0532) was updated in March 2021. See guidance memorandum below.
|School Courses 2021-2022||Updated||Download|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions 2021-2022||03/03/2021|
|Indiana High School Course Titles Summary 2021-2022 (includes information on courses that qualify for dual credit for Honors Diplomas - both AHD and THD - and A-F Accountability)||02/05/2021||Excel|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions Approved Revisions Memorandum 2021-2022 (November 10, 2020)||11/10/2020|
|Approved Guidance Memorandum on Quantitative Reasoning courses beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.||02/03/2021|
|Approved Updates to Media Courses for 2021-2022 School Year||11/10/2020|
|Approved Updates to College-Entrance Preparation (0532) for 2021-2022||03/03/2021|
|Guidance Memorandum for College-Entrance Preparation (0532)||03/03/2021|
|High School Credit Awarded Prior to Grade 9||07/27/2020|
|School Courses 2020-2021||Updated||Download|
Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions 2020-2021
Note: Names for high school math courses Pre-Calculus (2564) and Trigonometry (2556) have changed. While content remains the same through the completion of both courses, the new course names are Pre-Calculus: Algebra (2564) and Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry (2566). The codes remain the same. (5/12/2020)
|Indiana High School Course Titles Summary 2020-2021 (includes information on courses that qualify for dual credit for Honors Diplomas - both AHD and THD - and A-F Accountability)||05/12/2020||Excel|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions Approved Revisions Memorandum 2020-2021 (November 6, 2019)||11/06/2019|
|Guidance Memorandum on New Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses (2020-2021 SY)||2/14/2020||CTE|
|School Courses 2019-2020||Updated||Download|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions||08/07/2019|
|Indiana High School Course Titles Summary (includes information on courses that qualify for dual credit for Honors Diplomas - both AHD and THD - and A-F Accountability)||09/17/2019||Excel|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions Approved Revisions Memorandum 2019-2020 (December 12, 2018)||12/28/2018|
|Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions Approved Revisions Addendum Memorandum 2019-2020 (December 28, 2018)||01/14/2019|
|Elementary/Middle School Subjects||Updated||Download|
|Indiana Elementary/Middle School Subjects and Descriptions for 2021-2022||03/03/2021|
|Indiana Elementary/Middle School Subject Titles Summary 2021-2022||03/03/2021|
|Indiana Elementary/Middle School Approved Revisions Memorandum 2021-2022||03/03/2021|
Quantitative Reasoning Courses
In November 2011, the State Board of Education approved the inclusion of a "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement to all diploma types, among other changes. A quantitative reasoning course is a high school course that advances a student's ability to apply mathematics in real-world situations and contexts and deepens a student's understanding of high school mathematics standards.
- View a list of the approved Quantitative Reasoning courses.
Nonstandard Course Waiver
The list of courses above have been approved for general use by the State Board of Education. In addition, schools can submit a nonstandard course waiver to offer courses that are not found in the documentation above. Schools must have an approved nonstandard course waiver prior to offering a course or awarding credit for a course that is not in the state approved course titles and descriptions document.
To apply for an IDOE nonstandard course waiver, please complete the waiver document below. Please submit your request to the appropriate department for approval.
- Please submit all IDOE nonstandard course waivers by contacting Mike Parsley email@example.com.
- IDOE Nonstandard Course Waiver Form
- Pilot Course NSCW Guidance S&P Memo
- Please visit the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet for all information about Career and Technical Education (CTE) Nonstandard Course Waivers.
Dual Credit Information
Dual credit courses are not listed in the Course Titles and Descriptions, however information about dual credit courses may be found here.