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Minimum requirements for all
Adams County/Ohio Valley School District
high school students shall be the following:
| Language Arts||4
(Includes 1 unit of Amer. History and U.S. Govt.)
|Business/Technology or Fine Arts/Foreign Language||1
|Total Credits Required||21.5
- Students must complete all requirements for graduation before they will be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies.
- Students are required to pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test before graduation, except where they are exempted by law.
- Course requirements may be revised to comply with the Ohio Revised Code and or Ohio State Department of Education requirements. The following courses or equivalents will be required for Adams County/Ohio Valley students in grades 9-10 in preparation for the Graduation Test.
Social Studies I and II
Integrated Math I and II or Algebra I and Geometry
Language Arts I and II
- Students in grades 11 and 12 are required to pass the following additional courses:
Language Arts III and IV (Advanced Placement L.A. courses may be substituted)
1 credit in Social Studies
An additional one (1) elective science credit
Algebra II or Integrated Math III
- Students who have not yet passed the graduation test will be placed in remediation courses for individual tutoring in areas of academic deficiencies.
- Students may earn high school credit
prior to the ninth grade under the following conditions:
a. The course must be taught by a person with high school certification.
b. The course work must meet high school curriculum requirements.
- 7. At the beginning of the junior (11th) year, a student has a choice of remaining at the local high school or attending the career and technical center. In order to attend the career and technical center, a student should have earned at least ten (10) credits and have successfully completed the following:
2 credits language arts
2 credits math
2 credits science
2 credits social studies ½ credits physical education (2 courses)
½ credits health
1 credit in business/technology, fine arts or foreign language
- Class standing is determined by the number of credits attained as follows:
a. Sophomore 5
b. Junior 10
c. Senior 15
- At the end of the 12th grade year, students will have developed a Career Passport consisting of the following:
Section 1: Letter of Verification
A letter written by the school administrator verifying that the student was enrolled in their school.
Section 2: Resume
A resume or personal data sheet developed by the student.
Section 3: Validation of performance
Part 1: Career Narrative - a one page paper defining the student's career goal and how they have reached that conclusion.
Part 2: Evidence of Student Skills - the student's high school transcript.
Part 3: Verification of Employability Skills - a one-page paper that describes how the student exhibits two of the five SCANS competencies.
Additional Recommended Contents:
1. School profile describing the educational environment.
2. List of student accomplishments.
3. Letter of recommendation.
4. Sports, or related Personal Data Sheet.
5. Documentation of other abilities.
6. Documentation of community/volunteer service.
High School students are eligible for early graduation only if they have completed all credits
and courses required for graduation in the AC/OVS district. In addition, students must have
completed an approved Career Passport, have a 2.0 (C) average and show evidence of passage of
all parts of the Ohio Graduation Tests. Students requesting early graduation will not be
eligible for valedictorian or salutatorian status. If high school seniors requesting early
graduation have met these conditions, they may withdraw for the second semester and still
participate in graduation exercises. Students who have met all graduation requirements earlier
than their senior year will be eligible for participation in graduation exercises during the
year they meet graduation requirements.
No request can be made for early graduation until the student has completed the sophomore
year, earned ten credits with at least a 2.0 or C average, and passed all parts of the Ohio
Graduation Test. Steps: Student makes preliminary contact with the guidance counselor to see
if early graduation is possible. (Refer to the student handbook for full requirements and process)
This Page was updated by Cory Myers - 09/13/19