Planning for Graduation
Don't wait until your senior year to find out what courses you need to complete in order to graduate from Columbus City schools!
In addition to the CCS course requirements (see details in the right-hand column), you must also meet the Ohio Department of Education guidelines to get your diploma.
Students in the Class of 2016 and 2017 - current seniors and juniors - still need to pass the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs) in order to graduate Information on those changes can be found on the Graduation Requirements 2014-2017 website.
For the Class of 2018 and beyond, ODE is giving students more options to reach graduation. Instead of spending one week taking basic skills tests, such as the OGTs, students will take a test in a core subject right after they have taken the class.
That’s seven tests spread out over all of high school. While students will need 18 points to get a diploma with this option, with the Options for a High School Diploma, a student’s proficiency in his/her strongest subjects will offset the classes in which they are less proficient.