ChallengeU Ohio Community School students are required by the Ohio Department of Education to work 920 hours during the full school year for perfect attendance. Students who enroll after the first day of school will have their number of hours required for perfect attendance reduced based on their enrollment date. To meet the 920 hours requirement, students must work 5 hours per day on schoolwork, for a total of 25 hours per week. Our graduation coaches work with students and families to come up with a personalized schedule that works for them, and enables students to complete these hours any time of day and any day of the week. Students and Graduation Coaches also log offline learning hours which count toward the 920 hours requirement. In short, students are considered fully attending school if they log 25 hours of work per week.
To receive a high school diploma in the state of Ohio, a student must do all of the following:
In Ohio, high school students are required to earn a minimum of 20 credits in specific subject areas in order to graduate. These requirements are set by the Ohio Department of Education and apply to all public and charter high schools in the state based upon a student’s date of enrollment into 9th grade. For students who enrolled in 9th grade on or after July 1, 2019, they must meet the following credit requirements by subject area:
Here is a breakdown of the required credits by subject area:
*Student must receive instruction in economics and financial literacy
**Students must complete two semesters of fine arts between 7th-12th grade
It’s important to note that these are minimum requirements, and you may need to earn additional credits or meet other requirements in order to graduate from their particular school. Our school counselor will take care in your enrollment process to determine with you what your specific graduation requirements are.
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In addition to earning required credits, students must demonstrate competency. This can be done by scoring proficient (684) on the algebra I Ohio State Test (OST) and the English II Ohio State Test (OST). If a student does not score proficient on these OSTs, they will be provided additional supports and must retake OST at least once before being eligible for following additional options to demonstrate competency:
Lastly, a student must earn two seals. One of the seals must be state defined while the either may be state or locally defined. Below you will find a list of seals: