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Earning an Ohio High School Diploma
Students must complete and earn a state minimum of 20 credits in specific subjects. Additionally, students also must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy and complete at least two semesters of fine arts. CEVS has additional graduation requirements that necessitate students earning 21 credits. Students are encouraged to meet with Natalie Kanney, High School Guidance Counselor, early in their high school career to ensure they are on the path to graduation in a timely manner.
Students in the graduation class of 2018 have been provided with multiple options for obtaining a high school diploma. In addition to the above credit requirements, it is expected that most students will meet one of the three options that were initially presented in Ohio law. These are briefly explained below:
1. Ohio’s State Tests
Earn 18 out of 35 points on seven end-of-course state tests. A student can earn up to five points on each test. A minimum of four points in math, four points in English language arts and six points across science and social studies must be earned by the student.
The table below provides the performance level associated with the number of graduation points.
Performance Level=Graduation Points
2. Industry-recognized credential and score on workforce readiness test
Earn an industry-recognized credential or a group of credentials totaling 12 points and earn the required score on the WorkKeys test. Ohio pays for students to take the test one time.
3. College and career readiness tests
Earn remediation-free scores in math and English language arts on the ACT or SAT. Ohio's university presidents set these scores, which are subject to change. Districts choose either the ACT or SAT. CEVS has chosen to administer the ACT. Students will take the ACT one time in the spring in grade 11 for free at school.
A recent budget bill authorized two additional graduation options only for students in the class of 2018 who entered grade 9 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. These options provide an opportunity for those students who do not otherwise meet one of the three existing pathways to graduation to earn a diploma.
OPTION 1 – AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS IN THE CLASS OF 2018.
Students must take and pass courses that constitute the curriculum requirements and take all seven end-of-course exams. If the student receives a score of “1” or “2” on any math or English language arts test, the student must retake the test at least once.
Additionally, students must meet at least two of the below requirements:
- Attendance rate of 93 percent during the 12th grade year;
- Earn a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses completed during 12th grade (must complete at least four full-year courses);
- Complete a capstone project during 12th grade that the district or school defines;
- During 12th grade, complete a work or community service experience totaling 120 hours that the district or school defines;
- Earn three or more College Credit Plus credits at any time during high school;
- Earn credit for an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and earn an AP exam score of 3 or higher or IB exam score of 4 or higher at any time during high school;
- Earn a WorkKeys exam score of 3 on each of three test sections;
- Earn a State Board-approved industry-recognized credential or credentials that equal at least three points;
- Meet OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal requirements (under development).
OPTION 2 – AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENTS IN THE CLASS OF 2018 IN CAREER-TECHNICAL PROGRAMS.
Students must take and pass courses that constitute the curriculum requirements and take all seven end-of-course exams. Students must finish a career-technical program that includes at least four courses in a single career pathway and complete at least one of the options below:
- Earn a total score of proficient or better based on all career-technical exams or test modules;
- Earn an industry-recognized credential or credentials that equal 12 points;
- Complete a workplace experience totaling 250 hours with evidence of positive evaluations.
If you have questions about graduation requirements, please feel free to contact Mr. Jason Hemmelgarn, High School Principal or Natalie Kanney, High School Guidance Counselor. You may also call the Ohio Department of Education at 614- 466-1317 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.