Section 3313.6110 | Diploma granted by parent or guardian.
(A) A person who has completed the final year of instruction at home, as authorized under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, and has successfully fulfilled the high school curriculum applicable to that person may be granted a high school diploma by the person's parent, guardian, or other person having charge or care of a child, as defined in division (A)(1) of section 3321.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) Beginning with diplomas issued on or after July 1, 2015, each diploma granted under division (A) of this section shall contain either of the following:
(1) Certification signed by the superintendent of the school district in which the student is entitled to attend school in a school district under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code that the student and the student's parent have complied with state law regarding home instruction. The statement of certification shall read as follows:
"I certify that the student named in this diploma and the student's parent have complied with division (A)(2) of section 3321.04 of the Ohio Revised Code regarding instruction at home and the related rules of the Ohio State Board of Education."
A superintendent presented with such diploma for signature shall sign the diploma if the student and the parent have complied with division (A)(2) of section 3321.04 of the Revised Code.
(2) The official letter of excuse issued by the district superintendent for the student's final year of home education.
(C) A person who has graduated from a nonchartered nonpublic school in Ohio and who has successfully fulfilled that school's high school curriculum may be granted a high school diploma by the governing authority of that school.
(D) Notwithstanding anything in the Revised Code to the contrary, a diploma granted under this section shall serve as proof of the successful completion of that person's applicable high school curriculum and satisfactory to fulfill any legal requirement to show such proof.
(E) For the purposes of an application for employment, a diploma granted under this section shall be considered proof of completion of a high school education, regardless of whether the person to which the diploma was granted participated in the assessments prescribed by division (A)(1) or (B)(1) or (2) of section 3301.0710 and section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 29, 2015 – House Bill 64 - 131st General Assembly [ View September 29, 2015 Version ]
- March 16, 2017 – Amended by Senate Bill 3 - 131st General Assembly [ View March 16, 2017 Version ]
- September 29, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View September 29, 2017 Version ]
- October 17, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 166 - 133rd General Assembly [ View October 17, 2019 Version ]
- October 3, 2023 – Amended by House Bill 33 - 135th General Assembly [ View October 3, 2023 Version ]