Graduation flexibility Course grade substitution and new graduation pathways 2020-2021
Recently enacted legislation (Section 9 of HB 67
) allows districts and schools to substitute an eligible student’s final course grade in an eligible course for the corresponding high school end-of-course test. This bill waives the requirement for school districts and schools to administer the U.S. history end-of-course test during the 2020-2021 school year. This new legislation has also developed two new pathways to graduation for eligible students for the 2020-2021 school year only.
Graduation Flexibility Course Grade Substitution 2020-2021
Graduation Pathways: New for 2020-2021 School Year
Classes of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements
State law introduced new, permanent graduation requirements that are available for the classes of 2021 and beyond. Students entering ninth grade between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, have the option to meet the new requirements outlined for the class of 2023 and beyond or meet the requirements of the original three pathways to graduation.
Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements
State law introduced new, long-term graduation requirements for students in the class of 2023 and beyond. Students entering ninth grade after July 1, 2019, must meet the new requirements outlined in state law. Department staff are working to update the graduation webpages and guidance documents. Please check back often.
Ohio law requires that seals earned by students using these graduation requirements be affixed to the student’s diploma. The Ohio Department of Education has designed the seals linked below for this purpose. Schools and Districts can use whatever method meets their local needs to affix these seals to their students’ diplomas.
Class of 2020 Graduation Requirements
As a student who entered grade 9 between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, you have multiple pathways to earn a high school diploma so that you can move on to your next steps in education or a career.
Graduation Requirement Resources
Senior Only Program
High school seniors! Boost your earning power when you graduate from high school with an industry-recognized credential. A credential makes you marketable for in-demand jobs in Ohio. The Senior Only Credential Program is for students in their senior year who have completed most of their curriculum requirements. An industry-credential can be part of your path to graduation. Handout | en Español
Classes of 2018 and 2019 Graduation Requirements
As a student who entered grade 9 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2016, you have multiple pathways to earn a high school diploma so that you can move on to your next steps in education or a career.
Classes of 2014-2017 Graduation Requirements
Students in the classes of 2014-2017 operated under their original graduation requirements. On Jan. 1, 2016, students may have chose to use Ohio’s new graduation pathways to earn a diploma.