The fine arts credit for student publications information is available on the DOE website (www.doe.in.gov) under “Course Descriptions.”
However, we are including the PDF of the entire 2015-16 Indiana Course Descriptions document and a copy of the specific fine arts wording for Student Publications on this website as well. (Bolded bullet at the end.)
To see the addition on the actual document scroll down to Page 61 for 1086 (STDNT PUBS) Student Publications.
Note the final bullet bolded below that says “Fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors.”
1086 (STDNT PUBS)
Student Publications, a course based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Student Publications
Standards, is the continuation of the study of journalism. Students demonstrate their ability to do journalistic
writing and design for high school publications, including school newspapers and yearbooks, and a variety of
media formats. Students follow the ethical principles and legal boundaries that guide scholastic journalism.
Students express themselves publicly with meaning and clarity for the purpose of informing, entertaining, or
persuading. Students work on high school publications or media staffs so that they may prepare themselves for
career paths in journalism, communications, writing, or related fields.
*Recommended Grade Level: Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
*Recommended Prerequisites: Journalism, Mass Media, or teacher recommendation
*Credits: 1-8 credits. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels.
May be offered over three or four years by subtitling the course Beginning,
Intermediate, or Advanced.
*Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or
two (2) credits accrued as an English/Language Arts Requirement for the Arts.
*Fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors.
NOTE: This is the designated school newspaper or yearbook course.