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Course Information

Course Descriptions

The course descriptions are ones used at SHS and follow the Indiana Department of Education guidelines.

Career Pathway and Course Description Guide

The IDOE also provides resources for you regarding course descriptions

Indiana Department of Education links 



PE Credit Policy

Students may earn their second required PE credit by participating in one full season of an IHSAA sport or marching band.  See the information linked for more details.



Diploma Types

The IDOE currently offers four different diplomas, each with varying requirements.

General Diploma

Core 40

Academic Honors

Technical Honors


Dual Credit 

SHS offers select classes for dual credit through three universities: Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, and the University of Southern Indiana. While taking the high school course, students may earn college credit while earning high school credit at the same time.  


Ivy Tech Dual Credit

University of Southern Indiana College Achievement Program (CAP)

Vincennes Dual Credit 


Transfer credit information:

Ivy Tech


Ivy Tech Statewide Transfer General Education Core



AP Information

For more academically challenging options, SHS offers Advanced Placement classes. Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses taught by a high school teacher. In these courses, students will take a national end-of-year examination to determine the type of credit that will transfer to colleges and universities. Students can earn anywhere from a 1 to 5. Typically, a score of 3 or higher grants students college credits. Universities, however, determine how they will grant credits to students.  


Class Offerings: 

Southridge High School offers the following Advanced Placement courses:
Calculus AB
Modern World History
Physics 1: Algebra-Based


Test Dates
College Board


8th Grade Parent Night

Naturalization Exam

Per Indiana Code, all students enrolled in Government class must take the Naturalization Exam.
2023 Fall 1st Semester Results :
62 students took the naturalization examination
58 students passed on their first attempt
Our pass rate is 94%
2023 Spring 2nd Semester Results:
33 Students took the Naturalization examination 
33 Students passed
Our pass rate is 100%