Senate Bill (SB) 311, also known as the Ohio Core, was enacted in 2007 and directed the State Board of Education to adopt a plan that would enable students to earn units of high school credit based on demonstration of subject area competency, instead of or in combination with, completing hours of classroom instruction. The State Board of Education adopted Ohio's plan for credit flexibility on March 29, 2009. The State Board's plan for credit flexibility requires all boards of education to comply with the provisions of the State Board's plan by adopting local board policy. Full implementation of the board policy must be reached by the start of the 2010-11 school year, unless a waiver is approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
State Board of Education Credit Flexibility Plan (June 2009)
ODE Credit Flexibility Guidance Documents
General Implementation (6/3/2010)
School Finance (5/26/2010)
Who Pays the Costs? (9/15/2010)
HQT Requirements (3/17/2010)
HQT Reqirements Update (9/15/2010)
Gifted Education (8/20/2010)
AP Exams Update (9/15/2010)
Students with Disabilities (2/24/2010)
Career-Technical Education Credit Flexibility (CTE Credit Flex) Guidance (8/23/2010)
Physical Education (9/15/2010)
Athletic Eligibility (6/3/2010)
For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.