Graduation Requirements

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To earn an Ohio high school diploma, students must meet both the testing and curriculum requirements identified by the State of Ohio. Here is the law with requirements for those who are graduating in the class of 2014 and beyond.

Students must earn 20 curriculum requirements, as they have in previous years. However, the required number of credits needed in mathematics increases from three to four and decreases in elective credits from six to five. Additionally, students must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy as well as fine arts. See the checklist below for more information.

There are temporary exemptions in state legislation for some students. Here is information about opting out of the curriculum requirements for graduation.

The following checklists provide information regarding the testing and curriculum graduation requirements, as well as information about an alternative way to meet the testing requirements.

Use this checklist for students who entered ninth grade for the first time after July 1, 2010.

Graduating Classes 2014 and Beyond

Use this checklist for students who entered ninth grade for the first time prior to July 1, 2010, and have not yet graduated or have chosen to Opt-Out of Ohio Core.   

Graduating Classes through 2013

Last Modified: 6/12/2014 1:32:13 PM