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Guidance - Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements
2018 and Beyond


  • 4 credits of Science (must include one Physical Science, Biology, and one advanced lab based science)
  • 4 credits of Math (must include either Advanced Algebra or Integrated Math 4)
  • 4 credits of Social Studies (includes Personal Financial Literacy)
  • 4 credits of English
  • .5 credits of Health
  • .5 credits of PE (2 classes)
  • 1 credit of Fine Art (Auburn students DO NOT need this)
  • 24 credits total
  • The graduation requirements for the classes of 2018 and beyond include curriculum and three options to show readiness for next steps in college and careers.

In addition to the requirements above, there are 3 pathways below that students needs to choose towards graduation.
Ohio’s State Tests
Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests.
End-of-course tests are:
       Algebra I or Integrated Math I
       Geometry or Integrated Math II
       American Government
        American History
        English I and II
Each test score earns you up to five graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies. Your school and district receive grades on the Ohio School Report Cards for all students’ scores and participation on state tests.
Industry credential and workforce readiness
Earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a State Board
of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or
group of credentials in a single career field and earn a 13 on
WorkKeys, a work-readiness test. The state of Ohio will pay
one time for you to take the WorkKeys test.
College and career readiness tests
Earn the “remediation-free” scores* on either:
English -
18 or higher
Mathematics -
22 or higher
Reading -
22 or higher
Your district will choose either the ACT for all
students in your district to take for free during a one-time statewide spring test in grade 11.
Writing - 430 or higher
Mathematics - 520 or higher
Reading - 450 or higher


Madison High School | 3100 Burns Road, Madison, OH 44057
Phone: 440-428-2161