Medina City Schools provides students various options to earn graduation credit. Below are the most common avenues for earning credit. Alternative credit options, such as flex credit; online learning; independent and correspondence study are also available. For additional information on alternative credit options, click here.
There are three (3) Pathways to Graduation for Ohio high school students. Students are required to earn 20 course credits in addition to selecting one of the three graduation pathways.
Pathway 1: Ohio’s State Tests
Students 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.
Pathway 2: Industry credential and workforce readiness
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 on the WorkKeys assessment. The state of Ohio will pay one time for those who take the WorkKeys assessment.
Pathway 3: College and Career Readiness Test (ACT/SAT)
Students can 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. Medina City Schools has selected to administer the SAT to all juniors in the spring of 2017. Test selection may change from one school year to the next. Students may also choose to take the ACT on their own to meet the "remediation-free" requirment of pathway 3.
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Advanced Placement (AP)
Students at Medina High School have the opportunity to take a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. At Medina City Schools, we believe there is tremendous value added when students are challenged and engaged in high quality coursework. Honors and AP courses offer a blend of student independence, challenge, and self-discovery.
Students who successfully complete the College Board AP exam with a score of 3 or higher will receive college credit. These college level courses are predicated on the skills necessary to be successful in a college or university learning environment. Students will be expected and encouraged to think deeply about content. AP courses foster durable and retained learning that will be applied in college and career. Students will question and challenge the ideas and misconceptions of peers. Critical thinking driven by rich content and dynamic instruction yields enjoyment of current learning and readiness for future learning.
AP is essentially an introduction to college level academic expectations; therefore, highly motivated, self initiating students thrive in the AP environment. Our caring and knowledgeable AP faculty at Medina High School are College Board certified and will provide students the confidence to score well on AP College Board exams and will enter university life with an enthusiastic attitude about learning and the discipline and confidence needed for continued academic success.
Credit Credit Plus (CCP)
Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to provide options to college-ready high school students. CCP courses are available to students who score a remediation free score on a college readiness exam (i.e. ACT/SAT).
In Medina CCP courses are primarily taught by University of Akron, Kent State, Lorain Community College and Cuyahoga Community college adjunct professors. CCP courses are designed for students who are ready to learn independently.
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