Yes! However, the IEP team including the student needs to determine the best course of action in order to ensure one of the Ohio graduation requirements is met so the student can graduate.
The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) have been phased out. Students who took the OGT and did not pass the OGT will have additional opportunities to retake the test(s). However, students who are in high school now will need to either pass the End of Course Exams, Work Keys, or achieve a high enough ACT or SAT score to meet the new Ohio Graduation requirements. The home school, IEP team, and Great Oaks staff can assist the student and parent with understanding and determining what will be used to meet the Ohio Graduation Requirements.
There are 7 End of Course Exams (EOC) which are given to students throughout high school. The student must earn at least 18 points on all 7 EOCs and earn enough points in math (at least four points in the two tests), English (at least four points on the two tests), and Science/Social Studies (at least 6 points in total on these assessments) in order to fulfill this graduation requirement. Most students will employ this End of Course Exam process to fulfill Ohio’s graduation requirement. EOCs may be retaken after remediation is given to the student so that the student may raise his or her EOC score.
Some students may meet the WorkKeys assessment graduation requirement. A score of 13 or higher would need to be achieved. This is another assessment. Most students will not take this pathway to meet the graduation requirement.
Some students may achieve the established ACT/SAT score which would suffice for the graduation requirement, which is: ACT English=18 or higher, ACT Mathematics=22 or higher, ACT Reading=22 or higher, SAT Writing=430 or higher, SAT Mathematics=520 or higher, SAT Reading=450 or higher. During grade 11, the schools will offer a one-time free statewide spring test in either the ACT or SAT for all students.
Again, the home school staff and counselors, Great Oaks staff and counselors, and the IEP team, which includes the student, will be able to discuss and determine the best route and choice for the student in order to fulfill the Ohio Graduation requirements. Visit the Ohio Department of Education (www.education.ohio.gov) and search for Graduation Requirements for additional information.