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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

ODE Graduation Requirements by Graduating Class

The Ohio Department of Education has set Graduation requirements for each graduating class. This information changes over time so it’s good to check this site yearly. Information about alternate pathways for graduation is included. Please note that South Webster’s graduation requirements may vary. Information about those is located in each students agenda. Please see contact the guidance office for more information. Please also note that students and parents play an instrumental role in making sure the students graduation requirements are being met.

State Testing Requirements to Graduate High School

In addition to taking various courses that are required for graduation in Ohio, students must earn 18 points on their End-Of-Course exams (also known as EOC’s or Ohio’s State Tests). Please review this information carefully to keep track of your students’ progress towards meeting these requirements.


COLLEGE AND CAREER LINKS

Ohio Means Jobs

All South Webster students in grades 6-12 have set up an account in this site in order to update and keep information related to career interests, college searches, career videos, jobs and resumes.

College Board Big Futures

Very helpful site that will lead you through any obstacle or question you have regarding the college process. It has many videos embedded in the site, easy to explore.

UCAN Scholarship Locator

University College Access Network - A program of Scioto Foundation

ACT College Search

Search for Colleges and Universities by State

Career Information for Kids

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Answers

Sallie Mae Planning for College

College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Military Career Guide

Get the Facts about Today's Military

My College Options

Find the School You're Looking For!


FINANCIAL AND SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Online Students' Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

Online Guide to Understanding How Financial Aid Works

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Info about Student Loans, Scholarships and Budgeting for Future College Students

401Kid

Live for Today...Plan for Tomorrow

College Advantage

A 529 Savings Plan

Complete Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be offered any financial aid to help students pay for college. It is also required to be eligible for many scholarships. The FAFSA opens in October each year and should be completed before February 1st of the year students plan to attend college. The earlier this is completed the better.

Obtain or Edit Your FSA ID for the FAFSA

The FSA ID is required for students in order to complete the FAFSA and go to college.

Scioto Foundation Scholarship Application 2020

The Scioto Foundation awards TONS of money for students to go to college and completing the application is highly recommended.

FastWeb!

Over 1.3 Million Scholarships

UCAN Scholarship Locator

University College Access Network - A program of Scioto Foundation

Scholarships.com

Find Money for College

StudentScholarshipSearch.com

A Service of the Student Loan Network

How to Write a Scholarship Essay

Tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay

How to ask Teachers for a Letter of Recommendation

You’d like to go to apply for college, for a scholarship or a job but the application says you need letters of recommendation. No problem. This article should help!


COUNSELING RESOURCES

The Science Behind Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers this web site for teens.

What Kids Can Do (WKCD)

...is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 for the purpose of making public the voices and views of adolescents.

Counseling Referrals

Parents and students who are interested in school-based mental health counseling or community counseling should contact the guidance office for more information.


TESTING

ACT Information and Registration

In order to prove students are college ready, they must register for and take an ACT exam. High ACT scores can greatly improve students chances of getting scholarships to pay for college. Students can set up an account and register online. The ACT is offered at South Webster High School in October, December and April to students of any grade level who sign up. Students in the 11th grade are given the ACT each February for free during the school day.

ACT Practice

ACT Academy is free and can help students practice their skills and prepare to take the ACT test.

Accuplacer Practice

The Accuplacer test is given to who want to qualify for CCP classes the following school year. Students who have already taken the test are not required to take it again unless they are hoping for better scores to qualify them for the CCP program or for particular CCP classes. Students sign up through the guidance office if they wish to take the test. Students can practice their skills before taking the Accuplacer test which will be given at the high school on February 19, 2020 during school hours. Students will not be permitted to test if they did not sign up ahead of time. Students may also sign up to take the Accuplacer on the Shawnee State campus.

ASVAB

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program test is given yearly to 11th grade students and interested 12th grade students. Scores on this test help students understand their academic strengths and weaknesses as well as careers they may be interested in. Scores on this test are also used to qualify students to enter the military.

GED

Information about getting a GED Diploma. GED classes are offered at South Webster. Please contact Rob Seaman (ASPIRE Director) or Paula Baumgardner (ASPIRE Coordinator) at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center for information on enrolling in these classes. Rob's email is rob.seaman@scoesc.org and Paula's is paula.baumgardner@scoesc.org.


COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP)

CCP Courses Offered at South Webster High School

The 2020 mandatory CCP meeting will be held in the high school Group Teaching room on February 5, 2020 at 6 PM. Students must attend whether they have taken CCP courses in the past or not. In order to qualify, students must complete/turn in all necessary paperwork, and receive college-ready scores on either the Accuplacer or ACT. Please see Accuplacer and ACT sections under Testing for more information about them.

Ohio Higher Ed.

On this site you can find any information regarding the College Credit Plus Program. You can also find a variety of helpful college information ranging from transferring CCP credit to a net price calculator for estimating your eligibility for financial.

Ohio High School Athletic Association

Guidelines for Student Athlete Eligibility for CCP students.

Ohio’s Transfer to Degree Guarantee

Go to this website to learn more about college credit transfer among the state’s public institutions of higher education. Remember transferring credits to private or out of state institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Also, remember some co

Shawnee State University

Accepted CCP students will need to set up student accounts and know how to get their college transcript from this site.

Zane State University

Accepted CCP students will need to set up student accounts and know how to get their college transcript from this site.

Ohio University Southern

Accepted CCP students who plan to take college courses on the OU Southern campus will need to set up student accounts and know how to get their college transcript from this site.


EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS AND CREDIT FLEXIBILITY

Educational Options and Credit Flexibility                                      

Credit Flexibility applies to any alternative coursework, assessment and/or performance that demonstrates proficiency qualified to be awarded equivalent graduation credit as applied for and approved in advance by the school district. Approved credit awarded through this policy will be posted on the student’s transcript and counted toward student grade point average (GPA), class rank and as graduation credit in the related subject area or as an elective