The class of 2018 and beyond must earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, American History, American Government, English 9 and English 10 in addition to the following: 

English              4 units                                     

Mathematics     4 units  ** MUST HAVE ALGEBRA II            

Science             3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY           

Social Studies   3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE AMERICAN HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS

Physical Ed.     .5 unit   * 2 SEMESTERS OF PE CLASS (1/4 PE CREDIT CAN BE WAIVED USING A PE WAIVER)       

Health               .5 unit  

Business/Tech   1  unit                          

Other                 5 units

TOTAL              21   units         

 

The class of 2021 and 2022 must earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, American History, American Government, English 9 and English 10 OR may meet the permanent requirements established for the class of 2023 and beyond. 

Credit Requirements:

English              4 units                                     

Mathematics     4 units  ** MUST HAVE ALGEBRA II            

Science             3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY           

Social Studies   3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE AMERICAN HISTORY, WORLD HISTORY AND GOV/ECONOMICS

Physical Ed.      .5 unit   * 2 SEMESTERS OF PE CLASS (1/4 PE CREDIT CAN BE WAIVED USING A PE WAIVER)       

Health               .5 unit  

Business Tech   1 unit     * CAN BE EARNED THROUGH WITH THE COMPLETION OF A CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Fine Arts           1 unit      * CAN BE EARNED THROUGH WITH THE COMPLETION OF A CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Other                 4 units

TOTAL              21   units

 

The class of 2023 and beyond must complete each of the three requirements:

1) Cover The Basics: 

English              4 units                                     

Mathematics     4 units  ** MUST HAVE ALGEBRA II            

Science             3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY           

Social Studies   3 units  * UNIT REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE AMERICAN HISTORY, WORLD HISTORY AND GOV/ECONOMICS

Physical Ed.      .5 unit   * 2 SEMESTERS OF PE CLASS (1/4 PE CREDIT CAN BE WAIVED USING A PE WAIVER)       

Health               .5 unit  

Business Tech   1 unit     * CAN BE EARNED THROUGH WITH THE COMPLETION OF A CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Fine Arts           1 unit      * CAN BE EARNED THROUGH WITH THE COMPLETION OF A CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Other                 4 units

TOTAL              21   units

 

2) Show Competency:

Earn a passing score on Ohio’s High School End of Course exams in Algebra I and English II.

Students who do not earn passing scores can do one of the three following options:

A) Demonstrate Two Career-Focused Activities:

-Proficient scores on WebXams This option is most easily obtained through a Career Center. (Tri-Rivers, Knox or Delaware)

-A 12-point industry credential This option is most easily obtained through a Career Center. (Tri-Rivers, Knox or Delaware)

-A pre-apprenticeship or acceptance into an approved apprenticeship program

-Work-based learning

-Earn the required score on WorkKeys

-Earn the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal This option is most easily obtained through a Career Center. (Tri-Rivers, Knox or Delaware)                                                   

B) Enlist in the Military. -Show evidence that you have signed a contract to enter a branch of the U.S. Armed Services upon graduation.                                                    

C) Complete College Coursework. -Earn credit for one college-level math and/or college-level English course through Ohio’s free College Credit Plus program.

 

3) Show Readiness:

Earn two of the following seals. At least one of the two must be Ohio-designed.

-Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal (Ohio)

-Industry-Recognized Credential Seal (Ohio)

- Military Enlistment Seal (Ohio)

-Citizenship Seal (Ohio)

-Science Seal (Ohio)

-Honors Diploma Seal (Ohio)

-Seal of Biliteracy (Ohio) -Technology Seal (Ohio)

-Community Service Seal (Local)

-Fine and Performing Arts Seal (Local)

-Student Engagement Seal (Local) 

 

 

DIPLOMA WITH HONORS

The Diploma with Honors recognizes graduating seniors who have successfully completed academic requirements beyond the requirements for a graduation diploma. The Diploma with Honors requirements differ slightly, depending on whether a student is completing a college preparatory or career-technical curriculum.

According to the Ohio Department of Education, the student who completes the college preparatory curriculum in high school must meet any seven of the following eight criteria:

1)         Four units of English

2)         Four units of mathematics that shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and another higher level or complete a four-year sequence of courses that contains equivalent content

3)         Four units of science that include physics and chemistry

4)         Four units of social studies

5)         Either three units of one foreign language or two units each of two foreign languages

6)         One unit of fine arts

7)         Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale

8)         Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American College Testing (ACT) tests or an equivalent composite score of 1210 on the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT).  

The student who completes an intensive vocational or technical education curriculum in the high school must meet any seven of the following eight criteria:

1)         Four units of English which may include one unit of applied communication

2)         Four units of mathematics that shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and another higher level or complete a four-year sequence of courses that contains equivalent content

3)         Four units of science that include physics and chemistry

4)         Four units of social studies

5)         Four units of Career-Technical minimum, Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship, or be part of an articulated career pathway which can lead to post secondary credit.

6)         Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale.

7)         Achieve proficiency benchmark for appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or equivalent.

8)         Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American College Testing (ACT) tests or an equivalent composite score of 1210 on the Scholastic Assessment Tests.