Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The class of 2023 and beyond must meet requirements in the areas of Credits, Competency, and Readiness.

CREDITS:

Total credits required = 22

English                             4 units                   
Science                            3 units      *must include 1 physical, 1 biological, and 1 advanced credit
Mathematics                     4 units      *must include 1 unit of algebra II or equivalent
Social Studies                   4 units      *3 credits for EHOVE students
Physical Education           ½ unit        *Phys. Ed. classes are worth 1/4 credit
Health                              ½ unit
Electives                           6 units
Other Requirements:
Economics and financial literacy
Fine Arts: at least 2 semesters

Competency:
Earn a score of 684 on both English II and Algebra I State of Ohio End-of-Course Exams
- If a passing score is not met after retesting, students will have three alternative methods to reach competency.
1.  Demonstrate two career-focused activities (as defined by ODE)
2.  Enlist in the Military
3.  Earn college credit for college level math or English through CCP
4.  Obtain a remediation-free score in the math or English subject areas on the ACT or SAT. To demonstrate competency in English II, a student must be remediation-free in BOTH English and reading on the ACT. 

Readiness - Students must meet two seals (one must be Ohio-designed):
Ohio Designed
-Military Enlistment - show evidence of enlisting with brand of armed forces upon graduation
-Technology Seal - "B" or higher in appropriate CCP course or earn one credit of approved NHS courses (Robotics, Makerspace, Engineering)
-Industry Recognized Credential Seal - Earn 12 point credential (or group of credentials totaling 12 points in same career pathway)
-College Ready Seal - Earn remediation free scores on ACT or SAT
-OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal - Includes demonstration of work readiness and professional competencies
-State Seal of Biliteracy - meet requirements & criteria, including proficiency requirements on assessments in a world language and English
-Honors Diploma Seal - Earn honors diplomas as outline by ODE
-Science Seal - Earn proficient or higher on Biology End-of-Course or earn "B" or higher in appropriate CCP course.  Alternatively students may earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an advanced science course offered by the high school.
-Citizenship Seal - Earn proficient or higher on BOTH American History and American Government End-of-Course exams or Earn "B" or higher in appropriate CCP courses.  Students may alternatively earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in both an American History course and an American Government course offered by the student’s high school.
Locally Designed
-Community Service - Document 120 community service hours and complete a reflection paper or presentation at the end of the experience  (community service must be pre-approved by counselor)
-Student Engagement Seal - Complete three season competitive/performance-based activity.  Approved activities include:  athletics, Marching Band(majorettes/EHOVE students), Pep Band, Solo and Ensemble, Select Choir Performances, Cheer, Musical, Esports, NERD Nation, Envirothon, Student Council, Academic Challenge (Activity requirements will be determined and reported by the relevant advisor)
-Fine/Performing Arts - Earn two full credits of fine arts in grades 9-12.
 
 EHOVE Requirements

Located in Norwalk High School Program of Studies
www.ehove.net

 
 Honors Diploma Guidelines

The student who completes the high school Academic Pathway must meet at least seven of the following eight criteria:

1. Earn four units of English;

2. Earn at least four units of mathematics which shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry and another higher level course, or a four-year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content

3. Earn at least four units of science including two units of an advanced science

4. Earn four units of social studies;

5. Earn three units of world languages (must include no less than two units for which credit is sought), i.e., three units of one world language or two units of two different languages;
6. Earn one unit of fine arts;

7. Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; or

8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American college testing services' ACT assessment (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the College Board's SAT verbal and mathematics sections (excluding the required writing section).

The student who completes an intensive Career-Technical Education Pathway must meet at least seven of the following eight criteria:

1. Earn four units of English;

2. Earn at least four units of mathematics which shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry and another higher level course, or a four-year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content

3. Earn at least four units of science, including two advanced sciences;

4. Earn four units of social studies;

5. Earn four units in a career-technical education program that leads to an industry-recognized credential, results in an apprenticeship or is part of an articulated career pathway, which can lead to post secondary credit. If the student's program design does not provide for any of these outcomes, then the student must achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the applicable Ohio career-technical competency assessment or the equivalent;

6. Achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment (available at http://www.webxam.org/info_docs.asp, with additional content available by clicking here) or equivalent assessment aligned with state-approved and industry validated technical standards;

7. Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; or

8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American College Testing service's ACT assessment (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the College Board's SAT verbal and mathematics sections (excluding the score obtained on the required writing section).

 

Ohio Means Job Readiness Seal (New as of January 2018 for the class of 2018 and beyond) 

Earning the OMJ Readiness Seal guide for parents, students, and Families 

See your guidance counselor for more information or to get started on earning your Readiness Seal.  

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