Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Great River 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 20 credits to graduate. A minimum of 5 credits must be earned at Great River Connections Academy (GRCA), and at least 1.5 credits must be earned in the semester immediately prior to graduation. Lastly, students must earn a minimum of 18 points on required End of Course Exams or meet additional graduation pathways. Please see the Ohio Department of Education link below for full list of Ohio Graduation options.

The course credits required to graduate include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2)
  • Science: 3 credits (including Life Science, Physical Science, and an Advanced Science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History and Government)
  • Physical education: 0.5 credits
  • Health: 0.5 credits
  • Financial Literacy
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit
  • Additional credits of electives are required

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