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New Changes to Ohio Graduation Requirements Provide Students with Flexibility in Demonstrating Readiness for Life After High School

Aug 20, 2019 by Rhonda J. Porter

Recent changes to Ohio law have implemented a new set of graduation requirements for high school students in the classes of 2023 and beyond. Ohio’s new graduation requirements offer students flexibility in demonstrating their competency and readiness for life after high school in a way that is driven by their individual strengths and passions.

Students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 will have the option to graduate under the new requirements if they choose to do so. But those students entering high school on July 1, 2019 or later will be mandated to satisfy the three key components of the new requirements: (1) Course Completion, where the student must earn a minimum of 20 course units; (2) Demonstrating Competency, where students unable to receive a passing score on end-of-course testing can prove their ability in a subject area through alternative means; and (3) Demonstrating Readiness,, where students must show their preparedness for a college or career by earning two of a variety of diploma seals. If you have questions concerning these new graduation requirements and how it affects your school, please contact the Education Law Team at Day Ketterer.


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