Bedford High School Graduation Readiness

3 Pathways to Graduation

Welcome families to the Bedford High School Graduation Readiness website. On this site you will find information and resources you will need to ensure your student in on the right path to graduation. If you have any question regarding the content of the site, please contact your student's guidance counselor.

There are 3 distinct pathways to graduation mandated by the Ohio department of education. Families need to understand these pathways and work with their student and the Bedford High School staff to ensure graduation readiness and completeness. This site has been designed to offer Bedford City School district families tools and resources to help achieve success on the right path.

The 3 Paths:

1. AIR State Tests (18 points)

Students must earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points, using seven end-of-course state tests. To ensure students are well rounded, they must earn a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies.

  • Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. End of-course tests are:
  • Algebra I or Integrated Math I
  • Geometry or Integrated Math II
  • American Government
  • American History
  • English I
  • English II
  • Biology

Each test score earns you up to five graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies.

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OR

2. Business Credentials (12 points) + WorkKeys

Students earn 12 points through a State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and achieve a workforce readiness score of 13 points on the WorkKeys assessment. The state of Ohio will pay one time for those who take the WorkKeys assessment.

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OR

3. ACT/SAT College Remediation Free Scores

Students earn “remediation-free” scores in English language arts and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam. The state of Ohio will pay one time for all 11th grade students in the classes of 2018 and beyond to take either the ACT or SAT free of charge:

READING: 22

MATHEMATICS: 22

ENGLISH: 18

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New Pathways Approved by the State of Ohio for the Class of 2018 ONLY!!

OPTION 1 – AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS IN THE CLASS OF 2018.

Students must take and pass courses that constitute the curriculum requirements and take all seven end-of-course exams. If the student receives a score of “1” or “2” on any math or English language arts test, the student must retake the test at least once.

Additionally, students must meet at least two of the below requirements:

  • Attendance rate of 93 percent during the 12th grade year;
  • Earn a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses completed during 12th grade (must complete at least four full-year courses);
  • Complete a capstone project during 12th grade that the district or school defines;
  • During 12th grade, complete a work or community service experience totaling 120 hours that the district or school defines;
  • Earn three or more College Credit Plus credits at any time during high school;
  • Earn credit for an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and earn an AP exam score of 3 or higher or IB exam score of 4 or higher at any time during high school;
  • Earn a WorkKeys exam score of 3 on each of three test sections;
  • Earn a State Board-approved industry-recognized credential or credentials that equal at least three points;
  • Meet OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal requirements (under development).

OPTION 2 – AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENTS IN THE CLASS OF 2018 IN CAREER-TECHNICAL PROGRAMS.

Students must take and pass courses that constitute the curriculum requirements and take all seven end-of-course exams. Students must finish a career-technical program that includes at least four courses in a single career pathway and complete at least one of the options below:

  • Earn a total score of proficient or better based on all career-technical exams or test modules;
  • Earn an industry-recognized credential or credentials that equal 12 points;
  • Complete a workplace experience totaling 250 hours with evidence of positive evaluations.

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