Graduation Requirements - Overview

  • Worthington Schools is committed to helping students succeed in the classroom and beyond.  We firmly believe our mission, “Empowering a community of learners who will change the world,” guides our work in helping each student successfully complete graduation requirements.  

    The changes are staged in three key components:

    First, Cover the Basics (Course Completion) - Students will satisfy Ohio’s curriculum requirements and any additional local requirements. Students will complete the state minimum 20 units, with specific units required in each content area.

    Second, Show Competency - Students will demonstrate competency in the foundational areas of English language arts and mathematics or through alternative demonstrations, which include College Credit Plus, career-focused activities, their ACT or SAT scores, or military enlistment.

    Third, Demonstrate Readiness (Seals) - Students will demonstrate readiness for their post-high school paths by earning two diploma seals that allow them to demonstrate important foundational and well-rounded academic and technical knowledge, professional skills, and leadership and reasoning skills.


    To effectively communicate the graduation pathways for students and families, Worthington Schools is developing clear communication tools. We want to ensure all students and families understand the state graduation requirements and the various options. In the coming months, we will communicate progress for each student toward the pathway that will allow him/her to successfully complete graduation  requirements.  

    In order to provide clarity to students and families on the graduation requirements and how Worthington Schools is preparing to support each student's success, click on the link below:

    Worthington Schools Graduation Requirements