Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The State of Ohio has made changes to high school graduation requirements.  The chart below summarizes these changes with additional details below the chart.  The documents on the right contain more information.  
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Class of 2021 and 2022
Students who entered grade nine between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019 
Class of 2023 and Beyond
Students who entered grade nine after July 1, 2019

Three Pathways 

Permanent Requirements 



  Permanent Requirements


Three Pathways:
Students must complete one of the following three pathways:
1. Earn 18 graduation points on Ohio's State Tests;
2. Earn a remediation-free score on the ACT or SAT;
3. Score work ready on the WorkKeys and earn a 12-point, approved industry-recognized credential (or group of credentials).
Permanent Requirements for Classes of 2021 and Beyond
State law created new, permanent requirements that will be available starting with the class of 2021. Students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 who have met or are on track to meet one of the original three pathways (listed above) may continue to use those pathways to satisfy graduation requirements. Students in the classes of 2023 and beyond will be required to meet the permanent requirements in order to graduate. The permanent requirements are listed below:
1. Demonstrate Competency: Students must demonstrate competency in math and English by earning a score of 684 or higher on the state’s Algebra I and English II tests. Students who have taken required tests more than once without passing and have received remedial supports are able to show competency through one of the options below:
• Earn credit for one math and/or one English course in the applicable content areas through College Credit Plus;
• Demonstrate career readiness and technical skills through foundational and supporting options:
  Complete 2 of the following career focused activities- 1 MUST be a Foundational Skill 


-proficient scores on 3 web exams in a single career pathway

-earn an approved industry recognized credential (at C-TEC)

-complete a pre-apprenticeship in the student’s chosen field or acceptance into an

apprenticeship program


-Earn workforce readiness scores on WorkKeys

-Earn an Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal

-Complete a 250 hour work based learning experience w/ + evals

• Enter into a contract to enlist in the military upon graduation.
2. Preparation for College or Careers: Students must earn two diploma seals, one of which must be state defined, to demonstrate academic, technical and professional readiness for careers, college, the military or self-sustaining professions.
State-Defined Diploma Seals:
OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal
Honors Diploma Seal
State Seal of Biliteracy
Technology Seal
Industry-Recognized Credential Seal
Citizenship Seal
College-Ready Seal
Science Seal  
Military Enlistment Seal  
Locally Defined Diploma Seals:
Fine and Performing Arts Seal 
Student Engagement Seal 
Community Service Seal 
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