Freshman Page

Freshman year can be a big adjustment for you with going to a new school and trying to meet new people, but there are so many people here for you to help make sure your first year at Marion High School goes as smooth as possible! Come down to the student services office to meet your freshman counselor and to learn more about the resources that are available at MHS! Read on below to learn more about some frequently asked about topics.


Students earn 1 credit for every class that they take with the exception of study hall which earns zero credit. To earn a credit for a course, students must pass the class, earning higher than a grade of F.

If for some reason you fail a class and do not receive a credit, be sure to talk to a counselor about how to make up the credit before your sophomore year! This is VERY important!

As a general rule of thumb, students should be earning at least 10 credits each year to stay on track to graduate. Students have a chance to earn 14 credits each year with 7 classes each semester. Be sure you are making up classes during summer school if you fail a class during the school year in order to not get behind.

Diploma Tracks

>> For details on Indiana's graduation requirements, click here.

21st Century Scholarship Requirements

Each year in high school, those who are signed up as a 21st Century Scholar must fulfill the requirements to keep their scholarship. As a freshman, you are expected to create a graduation plan, participate in an extra-curricular or service activity, and watch “Paying for College 101.” Marion High School hosts freshman ScholarTrack labs to help students get started their freshman year, in partnership with Project Leadership, which also offers a mentoring program for Scholars. Please make sure that you are aware of the other requirements that come along with being a 21st Century Scholar, such as the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at graduation, and the mandatory ScholarTrack activities you must complete and log.