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Meeting the 18 point Graduation Requirement - Class of 2018 & beyond

As in the past, all students need to earn 20 credits for graduation. Starting with this year’s junior class,
students will also need to meet a second requirement. There are 3 pathways to meet this: 1. Earn 18
points in the end of course (EOC) exams in the seven tested areas. These exams are also known as the AIR
exams. 2. Earn a remediation free score on the ACT or SAT. 3. Earn an industry-recognized credential in
a single career field and achieve a workforce readiness score on the WorkKeys assessment.
The State of Ohio and the PCSD believe most students will meet this requirement by earning the 18 points
on the AIR exams. These points are earned by taking the end of course AIR exams in English I, English II,
Algebra I, Geometry, US History, US Government and Physical Science. A student can earn between 0-5
points on each test. Also, a student must earn a minimum of 4 points in each tested area: English, math,
and a combined social studies and science. However, please note that earning the minimum in each area
will not give a student the 18 points needed to graduate. By the end of November, parents of all current
11th and 10th graders will receive a letter mailed home with their current accumulated points. See your
counselor or administrator for more details. Also during the week of Dec. 5, we will be offering retakes of
exams to those 11th and 10th grade students who have been identified as not achieving yet a minimum score
yet for tests.