High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under this chapter shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district, community school, STEM school, or nonpublic school. If a course comparable to one a student completed at a college is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall award comparable credit for the course completed at the college. If no comparable course is offered by the district or school, the board or school shall grant an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area to the student. If there is a dispute between a school district board, a community school governing authority, or a STEM school and a student regarding high school credits granted for a course, the student may appeal the decision to the state board of education. The state board's decision regarding any high school credits granted under this section is final. Evidence of successful completion of each course and the high school credits awarded by the district or school shall be included in the student's record. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant under this chapter and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned. The district or school shall determine whether and the manner in which the grade achieved in a course completed at a college under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code will be counted in any cumulative grade point average maintained for the student.
Effective Date: 09-28-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007