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Newbury Jr/Sr High School

Criteria to Earn a Diploma with Honors

The student who completes the high school Academic Pathway must meet at least seven of the following eight criteria:

  1. Earn four units of English;
  2. Earn at least four units of mathematics which shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry and another higher level course, or a four-year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content;
  3. Earn at least four units of science including one unit of physics and one unit of chemistry;
  4. Earn four units of social studies;
  5. Earn three units of world languages (must include no less than two units for which credit is sought), i.e., three units of one world language or two units of two different languages;
  6. Earn one unit of fine arts;
  7. Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; or
  8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American college testing services' ACT assessment (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the College Board's SAT verbal and mathematics sections (excluding the required writing section).

The student who completes an intensive Career-Technical Education Pathway must meet at least seven of the following eight criteria:

  1. Earn four units of English;
  2. Earn at least four units of mathematics which shall include algebra I, algebra II, geometry and another higher level course, or a four-year sequence of courses which contains equivalent content;
  3. Earn at least four units of science, including two advanced sciences;
  4. Earn four units of social studies;
  5. Earn four units in a career-technical education program that leads to an industry-recognized credential, results in an apprenticeship or is part of an articulated career pathway, which can lead to post secondary credit. If the student's program design does not provide for any of these outcomes, then the student must achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the applicable Ohio career-technical competency assessment or the equivalent;
  6. Achieve the proficiency benchmark established for the Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment (available at http://www.webxam.org/info_docs.asp, with additional content available by clicking here ) or equivalent assessment aligned with state-approved and industry validated technical standards;
  7. Maintain an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale up to the last grading period of the senior year; or
  8. Obtain a composite score of 27 on the American college testing service's ACT assessment (excluding the optional writing test) or a combined score of 1210 on the college board's SAT verbal and mathematics sections (excluding the score obtained on the required writing section).