House Bill 487 updated Ohio’s graduation requirements to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and work. As a result, the Class of 2017 (10th-graders in the 2014-2015 school year) will be the last students to take the current Ohio Graduation Tests. The new requirements take effect with the class of 2018 (ninth graders in fall 2014). Additionally, every student will have the opportunity to take a nationally-recognized college admission exam free of charge in the 11th grade. The honors diploma remains another option for students. This information can be found at the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/News/New-High-School-Graduation-Requirements .
Download the New High School Graduation Requirements Fact Sheet.