Meeting the Electives Requirement for Graduation

Under the Ohio Core, beginning with students who enter the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2010, five elective units are required. They are limited to the curricular areas specified in the statute, i.e., they must be selected from “one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, technology, agricultural education, or English language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies courses not otherwise required.”

If a district chooses to require elective units in addition to the five required by the Ohio Core, those additional credits and the allowable curricular areas from which they may be taken are subject to locally determined policy. Therefore, beginning with ninth graders in 2010, credits earned from coursework such as additional physical education, or additional health courses may not be used to meet the five units of electives requirement.


Last Modified: 5/16/2013 2:38:19 PM