Graduation Requirements


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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