Earning an Ohio High School Diploma for the Class of 2019 and Beyond

There is no one-size-fits-all way to graduate. Ohio gives you several pathways to qualify for a high school diploma. Choose the way that works best for you!

To earn a high school diploma in Ohio, you must complete the courses and requirements and then choose a pathway to show that you are ready for college or a job. Your school counselor will give you more details.

Complete Courses and Requirements

Take and earn a state minimum of 20 credits in specific subjects. You also must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy and complete at least two semesters of fine arts.

Choose a Pathway to Show that you are Ready for College or a Job

  1. Ohio’s State Tests - Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. Each test score earns you up to five graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies. 
  2. Industry credential and workforce readiness - Earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and earn the required score on WorkKeys, a work-readiness test. The state of Ohio will pay one time for you to take the WorkKeys test.
  3. College and career readiness tests - Earn remediation-free scores in mathematics and English language arts on either the ACT or SAT.

COMMUNICATION TOOLS TO HELP DISTRICTS EXPLAIN the 2019 and beyond GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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Last Modified: 9/15/2017 3:48:49 PM