Students in the Class of 2018 who entered ninth grade after July 1, 2014, will be the first to earn diplomas under the state of Ohio's new graduation requirements.

The class members, however, will also be the only ones that will be able to take advantage of two additional options to the three pathways that were announced by the Ohio Department of Education earlier this year that can be followed to earn a high school diploma (in addition to satisfying curriculum requirements).

The state's recent budget bill authorized two additional options ONLY for students in the class of 2018 who entered grade 9 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. These options provide an opportunity for those students who do not otherwise meet one of the three existing pathways to graduation to earn a diploma.

To help the students in the Class of 2018 - and their parents and guardians - understand these one-time only options, administrators from Toledo Public Schools will hold meetings at each of the six traditional high schools on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12. All meetings will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting locations are:

On Monday, September 11, meetings to explain the graduation requirements for the Class of 2018 will be held at:

  • Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave.
  • Start High School, 2010 Tremainsville Rd.
  • Waite High School, 301 Morrison Dr.

The next evening, Tuesday, September 12, the meetings will be held at:

  • Rogers High School, 222 McTigue Dr.
  • Scott High School, 2400 Collingwood Blvd.
  • Woodward High School, 701 E. Central Ave.

These meetings are designed for the families with students in the Class of 2018, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Posted on August 31, 2017