Diplomas High school students may choose one of three academic tracks to pursue in earning their diploma. All of the requirements for a particular diploma must be completed before a diploma is earned. The graduation requirements below give a description of these tracks and list the required course work.
Certificate of Completion: A certificate of completion may be issued for students whose scholastic ability/achievement does not qualify for a regular diploma.
General Diploma: The general diploma is granted to graduates who have earned 22 credits in the required curriculum areas as listed in this handbook. The general diploma verifies the student’s completion of their secondary experience without regard to eligibility for college acceptance. However, the general diploma does not necessarily exclude a graduate from college eligibility.
College Preparatory Diploma: The college preparatory diploma is granted to graduates who have earned 25 credits in the required curriculum areas as listed in this handbook. Students should become aware of the specific entrance requirements for the college of their choice and are urged to exceed these minimums by taking courses and earning credits in a broad and carefully selected manner. It is the student’s responsibility to select the courses and earn the GPA that will support the future of their educational decisions; however, class sponsors, teachers, the registrar, and the principal are available for consultation and advisement.
Enriched Academic Diplomas: The enriched academic diploma is granted to graduates who have earned 28 credits in the required curriculum areas as listed in this handbook. The program is rigorous and demanding, but the teachers and staff at Hinsdale Adventist Academy are committed to helping any student who desires to earn this diploma achieve his or her goals. The student must earn at least a C in every qualifying course in order to be granted this diploma.
Following are the requirements for the diplomas offered at Hinsdale Adventist Academy. All candidates for graduation must pass a U.S. and Illinois Constitution test.
*To qualify for enriched diploma will have a minimum 3.00 GPA with no semester grades below C- **Students will take one religion course for each year of attendance in a Seventh-day Adventist school