2019-2020 Graduation Requirements - Class of 2020 Only

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In 2015 school districts were informed that beginning with the graduating class of 2018, students would be required to earn 18 points on the end of course assessments or earn an industry credential in addition to the academic credits previously required to graduate high school.  However, during the summer of 2019, the Ohio Department of Education and state elected officers have extended additional options to reach graduation for the Class of 2020.  

Class of 2020 students will still have to earn the required number of academic course credits, take all end-of-course exams, and retake any of those math or English exams on which they earned a score of 1 or 2 on a 5-point scale. 

If they didn’t score the required 18 of 35 points, they could graduate by three other options:

Option #1

  1. Earn a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all courses completed during the 11th & 12th grades in at least four full-year courses both years

  2. Complete a senior-year “capstone” project

  3. 120 hours of senior-year work or community service

  4. Earn three credit hours via College Credit Plus

  5. Earn credit and set scores of an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam

  6. A “level three” score on each of the three components of the WorkKeys test

  7. Earn an Industry recognized credentials 

  8. Receive an Ohio Means Jobs readiness seal

Option #2

Completion of a Career Technical Program

  1. Earn a score of “Proficient” on all WebXams

  2. Earn an approved industry-recognized credential

  3. Complete 250 hours of workplace experience with positive evaluations

Option #3

  1. Demonstrate Competency:  Students must demonstrate competency in Math and English bypassing 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 through College Credit Plus;

  • Demonstrate career readiness and technical skill through foundational and supporting options;

  • 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, demonstrate academic, technical and professional readiness for careers, college, the military or self-sustaining professions.  See the possible seals below:

For additional information, you can also visit the Ohio Department of Education at: 


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