Alternative Pathways to Graduation


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Alternative Pathways to Graduation

Alternative Pathways to Graduation - Class of 2018

The State of Ohio offers alternative ways for the class of 2018 to graduate from high school if they have not earned the 18 points necessary to receive a diploma.

Parents: Please attend the meeting for senior parents on Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m. in the Heights High cafeteria.
The guidance counselors and 12th grade principal will talk about the options below and answer questions.

Or contact your student’s guidance counselor with questions.

Tandra Menefee, 320-3090, for students with last names A-E
Haethem Rasul, 320-3057, for students with last names F-L
Charlene Searcy, 320-3006, for students last names M-R
Michael Murray, 320-3068, for students with last names S-Z 

Students in the class of 2018 are the first to earn diplomas under the new Ohio graduation requirements. Ohio students in the class of 2018 must earn 20 credits and meet one of three existing pathways to earn a high school diploma:

1. Earn 18 out of 35 points on seven end-of-course Ohio State Tests (OST) state tests. East test test is worth five points. 
2. Earn an industry-recognized credential and earn the required score on the WorkKeys test.
Earn a high enough score (remediation free) on the ACT or SAT. 
3. Heights High students who do not meet one of the above requirements can earn a diploma by meeting one of the three options below:

- Perform 120 hours of community service and prepare a related capstone project.
- 120 hours of work experience and prepare a related capstone project.
- Any two of these: research a topic of your choice and prepare a related capstone project, maintain a 93% attendance rate, have a senior year GPA of 2.5 or higher.

See the links below for more information:
Please see the counselor to learn status of attendance and GPA progress - has the student maintained a 93% attendance rate and have a senior year GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
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