Students in the classes of 2014-2017 continue to operate under their original graduation requirements. On Jan. 1, 2016, students may have the choice to use Ohio’s new graduation options to earn a diploma.
To earn an Ohio high school diploma, these students must meet both the course and testing requirements identified by the state of Ohio. Students must earn 20 credits in required courses. Additionally, they must receive instruction in economics, financial literacy and fine arts.
Students must take the required Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). Students may use the new end-of-course exams to meet testing requirements.
Here is a checklist that provides information regarding the original testing and course graduation requirements, including an alternative pathway for those who pass four out of the required five Ohio Graduation Tests. Here is information about the proposed new graduation options for students to earn high school diplomas.