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Graduation Requirements to earn a Legacy Christian Academy Diploma

The primary changes between the two checklists above are the requirements to earn the various honors diplomas.  Students in the class of 2025 can use either set of requirements.  

To earn a Legacy Christian Academy diploma, all students must: 
 

1. complete a Prescribed Course of Study which includes all the state and Legacy Christian Academy Requirements.

 

2. Demonstrate Math and English Competency By achieving Minimum Competency Scores on the:

  • Algebra 1 End of Course State Test
  • English Language Arts II End of Course State Test
  • The minimum competency score is currently set at 684 for both tests. There are alternative options for students that are unable to meet this requirement.

    Students must also complete other End of Course State Tests in the following subjects:
     
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • American History
  • American Government

Students are excused from taking an End of Course State test if the course was taken when the student was homeschooled, lived outside of Ohio, or if the course was taken non-traditionally.

3. Students must earn at least two graduation seals.  One of the Seals Must Be STate-defined.  The Most Common State-DeFined Seals are:

The requirements for these seals and a list of other state-defined seals can be found on the graduation checklists/planners that are linked above.

One of the seals can be Legacy Christian academy defined.  Those seals and their requirements are as follows:
  • Community Service Seal

Legacy Christian Academy students may earn the Community Service Seal toward graduation by documenting at least 60 total hours of community service for a single organization or a cause (40 hours for the class of 2023) and writing a three-page reflection paper on their service experience. 

  • Student Engagement Seal

Legacy Christian Academy students may earn the Certified Student Engagement Seal through extracurricular participation in athletics, drama, or student government during high school. Students who qualify for the Certified Student Engagement Seal through one of the pathways outlined below must additionally write a three-page reflection paper on their athletic, performing arts, or student government experience. The requirements for each pathway stand alone; they may not be combined to meet the requirements for this seal. All requirements for the Certified Student Engagement Seal must be completed while the student is enrolled in grades 9-12. Approved pathways:

  • Earn four varsity letters in athletics.
  • Participate as a cast member in four plays and/or musicals.
  • Serve as a student senate officer for three academic years.
     
  • Fine and Performing Arts Seal

Legacy Christian Academy students may earn the Fine and Performing Arts Seal by earning at least 4 high school credits in fine and performing arts, achieving an unweighted high school fine and performing arts GPA of at least 3.50, and achieving an above average rating in a graded music or arts festival sponsored by an organization approved by the academic affairs committee (e.g. ACSI, NFMC, OMEA).

The New Honors Diploma Requirements Include an Emphasis on Field Experience, Portfolio, or Work-Based Learning.
 

Students that complete an LCA Career Academy can use their 30-hour required internship / job shadow experience towards this honors diploma requirement.  Here are some forms and state guidance that will help with completing these requirements:

Please work with the Academics and Guidance Office as you embark on these requirements and feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding graduation or honors diploma requirements.
  

 

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