On November 13th at 5 pm, there was a district-led presentation on the Graduation Requirement Updates for the Class of 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Below are the Ohio Department of Education links to the updated Graduation Requirements. You can also see the handouts that break down the requirements.
- Ohio's Graduation Requirements: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements
- Class of 2020 http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Earning-an-Ohio-High-School-Diploma-for-the-Cl-1
- Class of 2021 and 2022 http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Earning-an-Ohio-High-School-Diploma-for-the-Cl-2
- Class of 2023 http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Sections/Classes-of-2023-and-Beyond-Graduation-Requirements/GradReq2023.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US
- Exploration of End-of-Course Exams http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements/Graduation-Requirements-2018-and-Beyond/18-Points-on-State-Tests
Ohio’s Graduation Seals
In addition to fulfilling curriculum requirements, students must also show they are prepared for the next steps after high school. State law created 12 diploma seals for students to demonstrate academic, technical, and professional readiness. Students will demonstrate readiness by earning at least two diploma seals, one of which must be state defined.
***Please Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the graduation requirements are subject to change by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio General Assembly. Any changes to graduation requirements will be communicated to Princeton families as soon as possible.***
Class of 2021 and 2022
Two graduation Seals are only required if students do not show competency on the Ohio End of Course Exams. Class of 2023 and beyond
All students are required to earn two graduation seals.
OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal (state)
- Meet the requirements and criteria established for the readiness seal, including demonstration of work-readiness and professional competencies
- For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website
Industry-Recognized Credential Seal (state)
- Earn an approved 12-point industry-recognized credential or group of credentials totaling 12 points in a single career field
- Attend a Great Oaks program
Military Enlistment Seal (state)
- Provide evidence that a student has enlisted in a branch of the US Armed Forces; or
- Participate in 2 years of an approved JROTC program.
College Readiness Seal (state)
- Earn remediation-free scores on the ACT or SAT
- See the table below:
Citizenship Seal (state)
A student can:
- Earn a score of proficient on both the American History and American government End-of-Course Exams; or
- Earn a score that is at least equivalent on appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams; or
- PHS course offerings include: AP US History, AP Human Geography, AP Government
- Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in appropriate classes taken through the College Credit Plus program
- PHS course offering sCCP US History 1, CCP US History 2
Science Seal (state)
A student can:
- Earn a score of proficient or higher on the Biology End-of-Course exam; or
- Earn a score that is at least equivalent to proficient on appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams; or
- PHS course offerings include: AP Biology, IB Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, IB Physics
- Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an appropriate class taken through the College Credit Plus program
- PHS course offerings include: CCP Environmental Science, CCP Biology
Honors Diploma Seal (state):
Earn one of six Honors Diplomas outlined below:
- Academic Honors Diploma
- International Baccalaureate Honors Diploma
- Career-Tech Honors Diploma
- STEM Honors Diploma
- Arts Honors Diploma
- Social Science and Civic Engagement Honors Diploma
Please visit ODE’s website for more detailed information
Seal of Biliteracy (State)
Meet the requirements and criteria, including proficiency requirements on assessments in a world language and English in one of the following:
- Pass an AP foreign language exam with a score of 4 or higher
- Pass an IB foreign language exam with a score of 5 or higher on the HL exam or a score of 6 or higher on the SL exam
- Attain a score of Intermediate-High or higher in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing the foreign language using assessments approved by ODE
- Qualified for proficiency-based credits through Ohio’s credit flexibility program and attain a score of Intermediate-High or higher in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing using assessments approved by ODE.
Please visit ODE’s website for more detailed information on approved assessments.
Technology Seal (state):
A student can do one of the following:
- Earn a score that is at least equivalent to proficient on an appropriate AP or IB exam; or
- PHS course offerings: AP Computer Science
- Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an appropriate class taken through the College Credit Plus program; or
- PHS course offerings: CCP IT courses, CCP STEAM 4
- Complete a course offered through the district or school that meets guidelines developed by the department
- PHS courses offerings: AP Computer Science, Project Lead the Way
Community Service Seal (Iocal):
Students must complete 15 hours of community service over the course of grades 9-12. Plans must be pre-approved by a school counselor or administrator.
Fine or Performing Arts Seal (local):
Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits in the fine arts over the course of grades 9-12. CCP classes can count towards the 4 credits.
* In lieu of taking fine arts classes during the school day, students may elect to participate in a minimum of 1 play/musical each year over the course of grades 9-12.
Certified Student Engagement Seal (local):
Students must participate in at least 1 school-sponsored club or sport each year over the course of grades 9-12.
*This will be prorated for students for the Class of 2021 (2 years of participation) and 2022 (3 years of participation).