Students entering ninth grade on or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2014 may qualify for participation in the Ohio Core Opt Out program. Eligible students may graduate without having completed the Ohio Core Curriculum prescribed by state law. Students wishing to participate in this program must have attended high school for two years.
Additionally, participation in the program requires the student, student's parent or guardian and a representative of the student's high school to jointly develop an individual career plan for the student. The student's ICP must specify that the student will do one of the following:
1. marticulate to a two-year degree program;
2. acquire a business and industry credential or
3. enter an apprenticeship.
The student's high school provides counseling and support for the student related to the student's ICP during the remainder of the student's high school experience.