In the state of Ohio, high school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through an Academic Honors Diploma. High-level coursework, college and career readiness tests and real-world experiences challenge students.
Students must meet all but one of the following criteria. Students must meet general graduation requirements to qualify for honors diplomas.
ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA
Math 4 units Science 4 units, including 2 units of advanced science Social Studies 4 units World Languages 3 units of one world language, or no less than 2 units of each of two world languages studied Fine Arts 1 unit GPA 3.5 on a 4.0 scale ACT/SAT ACT: 27 or higher/SAT: 1280 or higher
High School Guidance Counselors
Grades 9 and 10
Grades 11 and 12