MOUNT VERNON — Some students just do not fare well in high-stakes testing situations, so Ohio students in the Class of 2018 have multiple pathways to earn a high school diploma.

Students who don’t meet the point requirement (18 points for the end-of-course exams), must retake the assessments in math and English language arts and then they have to meet two of the following alternative requirements: Have an attendance rate of 93 percent during their senior year; earn a GPA of at least 2.5 on a minimum of four courses completed in their senior year; complete a capstone project; complete 120 hours of work of community service; earn three or more College Credit Plus credits at any time during high school; earn credits for an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and reach a certain score; earn a WorkKeys exam score of 3 on each of three test sections; earn an industry-recognized credential that equals at least three points; and/or meet OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal requirements.

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