Ohio’s Long-term Graduation Requirements

State law introduced new, long-term graduation requirements for Ohio students. Students in the classes 2018-2022 have the option to meet the new requirements or the requirements of the original three pathways to graduation, while students in the classes of 2023 and beyond must meet the new requirements.

Ohio Revised Code section 3313.618

Students in the classes of 2023 and beyond (those who entered grade 9 on or after July 1, 2019) are now required to meet a new set of graduation requirements. These new graduation requirements consist of three key components:

1. Course Completion
Students will satisfy Ohio’s curriculum requirements and any additional local requirements. Students will complete the state minimum 20 units, with specific units required in each content area.
 

2. Demonstrating Competency
Students will demonstrate competency in the foundational areas of English language arts and mathematics or through alternative demonstrations, which include College Credit Plus, career-focused activities, their ACT or SAT scores, or military enlistment.
 

3. Demonstrating Readiness (Seals)
Students will demonstrate readiness for their post-high school paths by earning two diploma seals that allow them to demonstrate important foundational and well-rounded academic and technical knowledge, professional skills, and leadership and reasoning skills.

Last Modified: 9/16/2022 12:03:45 PM