Criteria for Diploma with Honors

High school students who exceed graduation requirements in Ohio are eligible to receive an Honors Diploma. Currently, there are three types of Honors Diplomas.

The Academic Honors Diploma requires a student to earn higher level credits or more credits in mathematics, science and social studies. Additionally, the student must earn world language credits and have a 3.5 GPA as well as either an ACT score of 27 or a SAT score of 1210.

The other two types of Honors Diplomas are the International Baccalaureate and Career Technical Honors Diplomas. While similar to the Academic Honors Diploma, there are a few differences.

The International Baccalaureate Honors Diploma requires an additional world language requirement and completion of the International Baccalaureate assessments in at least six academic areas.

The Career Technical Honors Diploma does not require any world language credits but does require four career-technical education credits. The student also must earn an industry-recognized credential or be proficient on an appropriate career-technical assessment.

Students must meet all but one requirement to be eligible for any Honors Diploma.

The State Board of Education is considering additions and changes to Ohio’s Honors Diplomas. Ohioans interested in education are invited to review the proposed rule changes and provide feedback in a survey. The three-week comment period is open now and will close on June 1, 2016. Thank you for participating in the survey. Your feedback is important to us.

Last Modified: 5/11/2016 12:11:20 PM