Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Ohio Connections Academy so that every student finds success after graduation.

Preparing Online School Students for Graduation


Connections Academy provides in-depth support to ensure that online school students understand their graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 21 credits to graduate. A minimum of 5 credits must be earned at OCA, and at least 1.5 credits must be earned in the semester immediately prior to graduation. In addition, students must be enrolled in OCA full-time and not in any other program in the semester prior to graduation. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. Graduation requirements include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits 
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2) 
  • Science: 3 credits (including Physical Science, Biology and an Advanced Science) 
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History, Modern World History and American Government) 
  • Physical education: 0.5 credit 
  • Health: 0.5 credit 
  • Career Planning/Personal Finance: 1 credit 
  • Technology: 1 credit 
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit 
  • 3 Additional credits of electives are required 
  • Other testing and diploma seal requirements determined by cohort year, as defined by the Ohio Department of Education

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