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Jennifer Blackstone
Curriculum Director


New Graduation Requirements


     In an effort to measure a student’s readiness for college and career at the end of high school, beginning with the Class of 2018, currently Juniors, the state of Ohio has implemented new graduation requirements.  The Ohio Department of Education has created helpful resources, available at the link below, to summarize these new requirements including a video, overview handout, and Power Point.  



     The Liberty Union High School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Guide Counselor, along with the District Curriculum and Special Services Director have been meeting in order to develop a student tracking process. 


     In addition to preparation courses in student schedules, such as Applied Math and ACT Prep, teachers are beginning remediation activities for those students that will re-take one or more of the content area tests in order to earn more points.  These activities include both teacher directed small group instruction as well as personalized online learning options. In person remediation will occur two times a month, while online will be continuously available from November to spring testing.   


      In order to help students understand these new options, all Sophomores and Juniors were in attendance at a presentation on October 26th.  Students were given an overview of these new requirements as well as their current earned scores, 1 through 5, on the end of course exams that they have taken.  Descriptions of options for remediation as well as the upcoming retake testing window (January 9-13, 2017) were outlined for students.       


      As a parent, you can assist students by logging into the Student and Family portal and reading the resources as well as encouraging your student to take the practice tests:  http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and-families/       


Questions about graduation requirements?

Please contact me directly at 740-862-4171 or blackstonej@libertyunion.org



Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools  |  1108 S. Main St  |  Baltimore, OH 43105
Phone:(740) 862-4171  |  Fax:(740) 862-2015