Financial Literacy in High School

Note: The information on this page does not reflect the changes in graduation requirements starting with the class of 2026. The information on this page is for students in the graduating classes of 2022-25. Guidance for the new financial literacy graduation requirements will be posted on this page when it is available. 

According to Ohio Revised Code 3313.603 (C)(7), financial literacy is a graduation requirement. However, it is up to the local districts to determine how to best meet the needs of their students. The financial literacy content may be incorporated into another course. However, some districts add an additional graduation requirement, and those students take a standalone financial literacy course for a half credit that can meet either a graduation requirement for social studies or an elective.

During winter and spring 2019, educators updated the financial literacy standards for high school to reflect the financial knowledge and skills all students need as they pursue college, careers or enlist in the military.

In addition to the standards that are available now, the work of updating the model curriculum is ongoing and will provide additional resources to help educators learn about, and begin using, the standards. The model curriculum includes the content elaborations and expectations for learning to further guide instruction in the classroom. The model curriculum also will include resources to help support instruction.

Last Modified: 1/15/2022 9:16:14 AM