(A) As used in this chapter, "adult high school continuation program" means an organized instructional program for persons sixteen years of age or older who are not otherwise enrolled in a high school for which the state board of education sets standards. Such programs consist of, and are limited to, those courses provided by a public high school for which credit may be granted toward the issuance of a high school diploma, pursuant to section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.
(B) As used in this chapter, "equivalent adult high school credits" means credits that are equivalent to high school credit for academic and career-technical education courses. Such credits shall be granted only to adult applicants who meet the eligibility criteria provided in paragraph (B) of rule 3301-43-03 of the Administrative Code. Equivalent adult high school credits, granted in accordance with the provisions of rule 3301-43-04 of the Administrative Code, shall be counted toward those required for the diploma of adult education, as defined in paragraph (C) of this rule. Such credits shall not be counted toward those required for a certificate or diploma issued pursuant to section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.
(C) As used in this chapter, "diploma of adult education" means a diploma awarded by a district board of education pursuant to section 3313.611 of the Revised Code. Eligible adult applicants shall be awarded such a diploma in recognition of having earned equivalent adult high school credits as provided by rule 3301-43-04 of the Administrative Code and, beginning July 1, 1993, having met the standards established for the ninth-grade proficiency test, or the Ohio graduation tests in accordance with the transition schedule established by section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, unless the individual is exempted from taking the test because of a disability in accordance with rule 3301-13-03 of the Administrative Code. In addition, applicants for the diploma of adult education will have earned credits from a chartered public or nonpublic school and/or credits from an adult high school continuation program.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3313.531, 3313.611
Rule Amplifies: 3313.531, 3313.611, 3303.01, 3301.0710, 3301.0712
Prior Effective Dates: 12-1-69; 12-20-76; 10-1-90; 5-12-03