3301-43-05 Criteria for issuing diplomas.

(A) Applicants who complete the high school curriculum requirements through participation in an approved adult high school continuation program shall earn a high school diploma pursuant to section 3313.61 of the Revised Code from the district in which the final credit was earned.

(B) Any applicant who is withdrawn from school prior to September 15, 2008, shall be administered the ninth-grade proficiency test or the Ohio graduation test according to the testing transition schedule established by section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, and according to the class of which they were last a member.

(C) Any diploma or certificate issued pursuant to section 3313.61 of the Revised Code to an individual who has earned credits from a chartered public or nonpublic high school and credits from an approved adult high school continuation program shall adhere to the requirements prescribed by section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.

(D) Any eligible adult shall be awarded the diploma of adult education if all of the following criteria are met:

(1) Is at least twenty-two years old and currently resides in the district;

(2) Has earned at least one-half, but not more than six, equivalent adult high school credits;

(3) Has earned sufficient high school credits as required by the district for completion of the curriculum including equivalent adult high school credits earned in accordance with paragraph (B) of rule 3301-43-04 of the Administrative Code, as well as credits earned while enrolled in a chartered public or nonpublic high school and/or credits earned while enrolled in an adult high school continuation program; and

(4) Has satisfied all applicable requirements of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and adheres to the schedule established by section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code for the transition from the ninth-grade proficiency test to the new Ohio graduation test.

(E) If a district board of education determines that an applicant is not eligible for the diploma of adult education, the board shall inform the applicant of the reason. The district board of education shall provide a list of additional courses and/or any additional criteria which are required for the diploma of adult education.

(F) Any applicant, who is determined not to be eligible for a diploma of adult education, may submit new and/or additional documentation for consideration at any time.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/10/2014 and 10/10/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3313.531 , 3313.61 , 3313.611
Rule Amplifies: 3313.531 , 3313.61 , 3313.611 , 3301.0710 , 3301.0712
Prior Effective Dates: 10-1-90; 5-12-03