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Options for High School Graduation for Students with Disabilities Resource


In October 2009 Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3313.603 was revised and provided additional options or pathways to graduation. Students with disabilities now have four pathways to graduation. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) developed guidance documents describing the four pathways for graduation for students with disabilities and the requirements for completing each pathway. It was developed to assist IEP teams, both educators
and parents, select the appropriate pathway for graduation based on each individual student’s strengths, needs and post-secondary goals. Components of the different pathways cannot be altered or combined with components of other pathways.