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    STATE OF OHIO HONORS DIPLOMA

     

    HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC DIPLOMA WITH HONORS:

     

    Students need to fulfill 7 of the following 8 criteria:

     

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

    2.   Science, four units, including two units of advanced science

    3.   Social Studies, four units

    4.   Foreign Language, three units, including at least 2 units in each language studied

    5.   Fine Arts, one unit

    6.   Career-Technical, not counted toward requirements and may not be used to meet requirements

    7.   Electives, not counted toward requirements

    8.   Grade Point Average, 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    9.  ACT/SAT Score [excluding scores from the writing sections]* 27 ACT/1280 SAT

     

     

    CAREER-TECHNICAL DIPLOMA WITH HONORS:

     

     

    Students need to fulfill 7 of the following 8 criteria:

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

    2.   Science, four units, including two units of advanced science

    3.   Social Studies, four units

    4.   World Language, two units of one world language study

    5.   Fine Arts - n/a

    6.   Career-Technical, now counted in Electives

    7.   Electives, four units of Career-Technical minimum.  Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship or be part of an articulated career pathway which can lead to post-secondary credit.

    8.   Grade Point Average, 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    9.  ACT/SAT Score, [excluding scores from the writing sections] * 27 ACT/1280 SAT

    10.  Additional Assessment, achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or the equivalent

     

     

    Comparison of Diplomas with Honors Criteria

    Students need to fulfill all but one criterion for any of the following Diplomas with Honors

    Subject

    High School Academic Diploma with Honors Graduating Classes 2011 and Beyond

    Career-Technical Diploma with Honors for Graduating Classes 2011 and Beyond

         

    Mathematics

    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 or higher content

    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 or higher content

    Science

    4 units, including two units of advanced science

    4 units, including two units of advanced science

    Social Studies

    4 units

    4 units

    World Language

    3 units, including at least 2 units in each language studied

     

    Two units of one world language study

    Fine Arts

    1 unit

    N/A

    Career-Technical

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

    Now counted in Electives

    Electives

    Not counted toward requirements

    4 units of Career-Technical minimum. Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship, or be part of an articulated career pathway which can lead to post secondary credit.

    Grade Point Average

    3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    ACT/SAT Score [excluding scores from the writing sections]*

    27 ACT / 1280 SAT

    27 ACT / 1280 SAT

    Additional Assessment

    Not applicable

    Achieve proficiency benchmark established for appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or equivalent

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