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Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

Valley View High School requires all students to take and complete a minimum of 22 required credits.

Subject Credits
English language arts 4 units
Health 0.5 units
Mathematics, up to Algebra II 4 units
Physical education 0.5 units
Science (Physical Science, Life Science, Advanced Science)        3 units
Social Studies (World History, American History, Gov't) 3 units
Financial Literacy 0.5 units
Fine Arts (Art, Drama, Mass Media, Music) 1 unit
Elective courses 5.5 units
Total Credits Required 22 units



Students will earn credit for every semester that they have an overall passing score for the semester. Every semester will earn a student .5 credits of that course(except Physical Education which as stated above only earns .25 every semester with a passing grade). If a student does not pass a semester, they will be required to retake that semester to earn the appropriate credits. If a student does not pass either semester, they will be required to retake both semesters of that course. 

In addition to attaining 22 credits (see above), students must earn a competency score of 684 in:

  • Algebra I

  • English 10

If a student does not earn a competency score on the Algebra I and English 10 exam, they can opt for one of the following:

  1. Demonstrate two career focused activities:


  • Proficient scores on WebXams

  • 12 point industry credential

  • A pre-apprenticeship or acceptance into an approved apprenticeship program


  • Work-Based learning

  • Earn the required score on WorkKeys 

  • Earn the OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal

  1. Enlist in the Military. Show evidence that you have signed a contract to enter a branch of the U.S. armed services upon graduation.

  2. Complete College Coursework. Earn credit for one college-level math and/or college-level English course through Ohio’s free College Credit Plus program.


Once a student meets the credit and competency requirements, they must attain two diploma seals. At Least one of the two needs to be an Ohio defined Seal. These Seals are listed below.

  • OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal (Ohio)

  • Industry-Recognized Credential Seal (Ohio)

  • College-Ready Seal (Ohio

  • Military Enlistment Seal (Ohio)

  • Citizenship Seal (Ohio)

  • Science Seal (Ohio)

  • Honors Diploma Seal (Ohio)

  • Seal of Biliteracy Seal (Ohio)

  • Technology Seal (Ohio)

  • Community Service Seal (Local)

  • Fine Arts and Performing Arts Seal (Local)

  • Student Engagement Seal (Local)

Community Service Seal Fine Arts Seal Student Engagement Seal


Graduation Requirements for Valley View Students Who Attend the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC):

Students must earn 22 credits as follows: English (4 credits); Social Studies (3 credits); Math (4 credits); Science (3 credits); Health (.5 credit); Physical Education (.5 credit). Students must complete specific course requirements as established by the MVCTC for specific programs and they must earn other electives to total at least 22 credits. Class of 2018 and beyond must meet the State of Ohio End of Course Exam (AIR assessment) requirements as explained in Option 1 under Curriculum Requirements (see above).

Honors Classes

Valley View students may be exposed to more challenging academic work by enrolling in honors and advanced placement courses. Credit will be assigned as per board policy. For the class of 2019 honors classes will be weighted.

Honors Diploma

In order to qualify for an Honors Diploma, students must meet the following criteria: Successful completion of all local district requirements; Complete college preparatory curriculum; Complete all but one of the criteria for Honors Diploma (see Guidance Counselors for those criteria).

Honor Roll/High Honor Roll

To be eligible for the Honor Roll a student must have a GPA of 3.25 for the first quarter, and have a “C” or better in all courses used to calculate the Honor Roll. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher will be on the High Honor Roll.

Guidance Department

If you have any questions about graduation credits, college or career planning, scheduling classes, College Credit Plus, grade cards, scholarships, GED, summer school, or any personal concerns, you are invited to see your Guidance Counselor.