• Graduation Requirements

  • The classes of 2023 and beyond have to fulfill three requirements for graduation: credits, competency, and seals. 

    If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.


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  • 1. Complete Your Credits


    Earn a minimum of 21 credits 

  • 2. Show Competency

  • Earn a Passing Score on Ohio's Algebra I and English II End-of-Course (EOC) Exams. Students not passing on the first attempt will be provided additional support and a chance to retake at least once. Testing practice can be found here.

    *Proficient Score vs. Competency Score: A score of 700+ is considered proficient.  A score of 684-699 is considered competent and is "passing" according to the 2023 Ohio Graduation Requirements.


    Testing Not Your Strength? Ohio has options!

    Option 1: Demonstrate One of Two Career-Focused Activities and Complete Ohio Means Jobs Seal

    • Proficient scores on WebXams (at Polaris)
    • Earn 12-Point Industry Credential


    Option 2: Enlist in the Military​

    • Show Evidence You Have Signed a Contract to Enter a Branch of the U.S. Armed Services Upon Graduation


    Option 3: Complete College Coursework

    • Earn Credit for One College-Level Math and/or College-Level English Course through Ohio's Free College Credit Plus Program


    Option 4: Earn a remediation free score on the ACT or SAT

    • Remediation free score information can be found here

  • 3. Show Readiness

  • Earn Two (2) of the Following Diploma Seals. At Least One (1) Must Be "Ohio-Designed".


    For more information and for paperwork associated with the seals, see our seals presentation.


    Ohio Designed Seals:


    • Industry-Recognized Credential Seal (Ohio)
      •  Earn a 12-point approved industry-recognized credential or group of credentials totaling 12 points in a single career field in a single year. These are aligned to a job considered in demand.


    • College-Ready Seal (Ohio)
      • Earn remediation-free scores on the ACT or SAT.


    • Military Enlistment Seal (Ohio)
      • Provide evidence (official enlistment document Form 4 from the Department of Defense) that a student has enlisted in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.


    • Citizenship Seal (Ohio)
      • Earn a score of proficient or higher on both the American History and American Government end-of-course exams.
      • Earn an “A” or “B” in both semesters of American History and American Government (HB 110). 
      • Earn a score of 2 or better on both the Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement American Government tests.


    • Science Seal (Ohio)
      • Earn a proficient score on the biology end-of-course exam.
      • Earn an “A” or “B” in both semesters of an advanced science course (HB 110). (This includes all 11th and 12th grade courses at BMHS.)
      • Earn a score of “2” or higher on ONE Advanced Placement test. Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics C: Mechanics.
      • Earn a letter grade of “B” or higher in any three-credit hour College Credit Plus science course. (BIO121 & 122 at BMHS would count.)


    • Honors Diploma Seal (Ohio)
      • Earn an honors diploma following requirements set by the state.  See more here.


    • Seal of Biliteracy (Ohio)
      • Meet the requirements and criteria, including proficiency requirements on assessments in English and a world language.


    • Technology Seal (Ohio)
      • Earn a 2 or higher on the Advanced Placement Computer Principles exam or the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam.
      • Earn a final course grade that is equivalent to a “B” or higher in an appropriate class taken through the College Credit Plus program. (CGSD120 at BMHS would count for this.)


    Local Seals:


    • Fine and Performing Arts Seal (Local)
      • 2 credits of music &/or art courses (are automatically added to the student’s transcript as they complete the course).


    • Student Engagement Seal (Local)
      • 3 clubs &/or sports (are automatically added to the student’s transcript as they complete them). Clubs must be verified by the advisor and sports must be verified by the BMHS athletic department.