Industry Certifications

Learn more about Certifications:  https://tririvers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Certifications-Catalog-for-web.pdf

There are now two components of graduation requirements: credits & assessments
1. The credit component requires all students to successfully complete a minimum of 20 high school credits—(local boards can increase this amount.)
2. The assessment component provides teens three ways to be eligible for a high school diploma. He or she must minimally meet one of the three pathways to earn an Ohio diploma:

PATHWAY 1:
At TRI-RIVERS—in-demand industry credential(s) & passing WorkKeys
At Tri-Rivers teens can earn their graduation points by attaining a state approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and a workforce readiness score on WorkKeys, a nationally recognized job skills assessment or

PATHWAY 2:
Points on Ohio State Tests
Earn 18 out of 35 points on seven end-of-course state tests. You can earn up to five points on each test. You need a minimum of four points in math, four points in English language arts and six points across science and social studies or

PATHWAY 3:
College and career readiness tests
Earn remediation-free scores* in math and English language arts on the ACT or SAT. Your district chooses either the ACT or SAT. You will take one-time statewide spring test in grade 11 for free. *Ohio’ university presidents set these scores, which are subject to change.

How can a student earn a high school diploma under the “credential” Option?
In order to qualify for a diploma under the credential option, a student needs to do two things:
• Earn a minimum score (to be determined by the Ohio Department of Education) on WorkKeys—a three-sections work readiness test that many employers use.
• Earn an ODE industry-recognized credential or a group of credentials totaling12 points.

Can a student mix and match credentials?
Yes, a student may choose any combination of credentials that total to 12 points within a single career field. Students can consult with a counselor, teacher, or other professional to aid in choosing the bundle of credentials that best suits their career aspirations.

Why can’t a student mix and match credentials from different career fields?
The goal is for students to exit high school with a coherent bundle of credentials that leads to meaningful employment or post-secondary options. For example, obtaining a Taser certification (for law enforcement) along with a couple of IT certifications and the ServSafe (for food handlers) as a bundle would not have an obvious use or application in the workforce.