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Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2023 and beyond.

 

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits plus one Bible credit for each year they are enrolled at LCA.  Those credits must include at least:

  • Four English Credits
  • Four Math Credits
  • Four Social Studies Credits (must include World History, U.S. History, Current Social Problems, Senior Seminar, Government, and Personal Finance)
  • Three Science Credits (must include Biology, Chemistry, and another life or physical science)
  • Two Credits of a World Language
  • One Fine Arts Credit
  • One-half Credit of Speech
  • One-half Credit of Health
  • One half Credit of Physical Education
    • can be waived by participation in two seasons of sports
      • Students using the sports waiver must earn an additional 1/2 credit in the elective category.
    • Students not participating in sports can earn PE credit by taking a PE class or by using an independent study plan.

Students must take the six State of Ohio End of Course Tests as follows:

  • Algebra 1 (minimum competency score must be met)
  • English Language Arts (minimum competency score must be met)
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government

Students must earn at least two graduation seals.

At least one must be from the following:

  • Science Seal (earn a proficient score on the Biology EOC test)
  • Citizenship Seal (earn a proficient score on both the U.S. History and U.S. Government EOC tests)
  • College-Ready Seal (earn college ready scores on either the ACT or SAT)
    • English (ACT - 18 / SAT - 480)
    • Math (ACT - 22 / SAT - 530)
      • You can not combine an ACT score with an SAT score to meet this requirement.
  • Honors Diploma Seal (earn an honors diploma - see requirements below)
  • Technology Seal (see Mr. Bryant for requirements)
  • Seal of Biliteracy (see Mr. Bryant for requirements)
  • Industry Recognized Credential Seal (see Mr. Bryant for requirements)
  • Ohio Means Job Readiness Seal (see Mr. Bryant for requirements)
  • Military Enlistment Seal (see Mr. Bryant for requirements)

One of the seals can be from the following:

  • 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.

Requirements for an Honors Diploma

Must meet all but one* of the following:

  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • Minimum ACT composite of 27 or SAT total of 1280 (these can be superscored)
  • One of your four math credits must be beyond Algebra 2 (ex. PreCalculus)
  • Four Science Credits (min. of two at an advanced level)
  • Four Social Studies Credits
  • Three Credits of the same World Language (or two each of two different World Languages)
  • One Credit of Fine Art
  • * can not waive one that is already a minimum graduation requirement