The state of Ohio's current graduation requirements are three-pronged.
1. First - earn a minimum of 21 credits, passing Lowellville's required courses.
a. 4 credits of English
b. 4 credits of Social Studies including 1 credit of World History 1 credit of American History 1 credit of American Government ½ credit of Financial Literacy ½ credit of Global Studies
c. 3 units of Science including 1 credit of Life Science 1 credit of Physical Science 1 credit of Advanced Study
d. 4 credits of Mathematics
e. ½ credit of Health
f. ½ credit of Physical Education
g. ½ credit of Integrated Computer Applications
h. 4.5 credits of electives which must include one (1) credit from the areas of Business Technology, Fine Arts and/or Foreign Language.
2. Second - show competency on two end-of-course exams, Algebra and ELA2. Students must earn a 684 to pass. Students will be given more than one opportunity to test. Students who do not earn a passing score on both exams must show competency instead by completing a 12-pt. industry credential and earn the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, OR join the military, OR earn college credit in a math or English college-level course through CCP, OR earn a remediation-free score on the ACT or SAT in the Math or English areas. To demonstrate competency in English II, a student must be remediation-free in the areas of English and Reading on the ACT or SAT.
3. Earn 2 diploma seals. There are 2 kinds of seals, state and local. At least one seal must be a state seal.
State seals: Ohio Means Jobs Readiness seal, Industry Recognized Credential seal, College-Ready seal, Military Enlistment seal, Citizenship seal, Science seal, Honors Diploma seal, Seal of Biliteracy, and Technology seal
Local seals: Performing Arts seal, Community Service seal, and Student Engagement seal
Please visit http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Sections/Classes-of-2023-and-Beyond-Graduation-Requirements/GradReq2023.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US
Requirements are also available in the Lowellville Course Catalog, available on the website.