Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, the Ohio Department of Education created a new set of graduation requirements for students. For a comparison of the old and new requirements, click here.
In addition to curricular requirements, students are now given three pathways to graduation. They must meet the requirements of only ONE of the three pathways. The pathway options are as follows:
- Ohio's State Tests: Students earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. To ensure students are well-rounded, they must earn a minimum of four points in math, four points in English, and six points across science and social studies.
- College and career readiness tests: Students earn “remediation-free” scores in English language arts and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam. The state of Ohio will pay one time for all 11th grade students in the classes of 2018 and beyond to take the exam free of charge.
The Ohio Department of Education has created a series of websites to help families understand the new graduation requirements for the class of 2018 and beyond. Please visit the links below for additional information.
In addition to the information provided above, please contact the high school administration or school counselors for individual questions.