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Board Recommends Additional Options for High School Diplomas

State Board of Education Recommended Ohio Lawmakers Create Additional Options for Earning a High School Diploma for Class of 2018

The State Board of Education on April 11 recommended Ohio lawmakers create additional options for earning a high school diploma for students in the class of 2018. The options would be offered to Ohio students who entered the ninth grade for the first time between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015.

The proposed options, which would join three others authorized by State Board in September 2014, aim to provide more flexibility to Ohio students and would include requirements based on students’ state test results and/or other accomplishments.

Requirements may change for the classes of 2019 and beyond.

The State Board directed Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria to create a work group to consider additional options. The group, which represented local district superintendents, educator associations, parents and students, met six times between January and March 2017.

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