Guidance - Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements Last Updated: 6/6/2020 1:11 PM

MHS Graduation Requirements

  • 4 credits of Science (must include one Physical Science, Biology, and one advanced lab based science)
  • 4 credits of Math (must include Advanced Algebra -Algebra II)
  • 4 credits of Social Studies (World History, U.S. History, Government Personal Financial Literacy)
  • 4 credits of English
  • .5 credits of Health
  • .5 credits of PE (2 classes or PE waiver)
  • 1 credit of Fine Art (Auburn students DO NOT need this)
  • 24 credits total
Class of 2021 and 2022:
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
Madison High School offers the ACT test to all juniors to take for free during a one-time statewide spring test.
Writing - 430 or higher
Mathematics - 520 or higher
Reading - 450 or higher

Satisfy the new graduation requirements for the classes of 2023 and beyond by: 

  1. Demonstrating Competency - Students will demonstrate competency in the foundational areas of English language arts and mathematics or through alternative demonstrations, which include College Credit Plus, career-focused activities or military enlistment.  

  1. Demonstrating Readiness - Students will demonstrate readiness for their post-high school paths by earning two seals that allow them to demonstrate important foundational and well-rounded academic and technical knowledge, professional skills, as well as develop key social and emotional competencies and leadership and reasoning skills.  


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