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Academic Diploma with Honors Requirements

High School Academic Diploma with Honors for Graduating Classes of 2018 and Beyond:
 Students need to fulfill only 7 of the following 8 criteria:




4 units


4 units, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content


4 units, including Physics and Chemistry

Social Studies

4 units

Foreign Language

3 units (must include no less than 2 units for which credit is sought) i.e. 3 units of one language or 2 units each of two languages

Fine Arts

1 unit


Not counted toward requirements and may not be used to meet requirements


Not counted toward requirements

Grade Point Average

3.5 on a 4.0 scale

ACT/SAT Score (excluding scores from the writing sections)*

27 ACT

1210 SAT

Additional Assessment



*Writing sections of either standardized test should not be included in the calculation of this score.

Diploma with Honors requirements pre-suppose completion of all high school diploma requirements in Ohio Revised Code including:

  • ½ unit Physical Education**
  • ½ unit Health
  • ½ unit in American History
  • ½ unit in Government


**SB 311 allows school districts to adopt a policy exempting students who participate in athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for two full seasons from the physical education requirement.

Ohio Department of Education                                                       April 2010

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