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Flex Credit

Flex Credit Packet


The Ohio Department of Education’s plan for Credit Flexibility is designed to broaden the scope of curricular options available to students, increase the depth of study possible for a particular subject and allow tailoring of learning time and/or conditions.  It provides options for high school students to earn graduation credits through alternative ways outside of regularly scheduled classes.

The key to this option is that the student drives the request to learn differently as well as the plan to earn the credit.  Each option requires a different level of student independence to successfully complete the coursework.  For this reason, all courses and students’ interest levels should be carefully considered. Areas of study include but are not limited to physical education, art appreciation, music, science, nature and more.

 Types of Credit Flex include
   1. Taking an Online course

    2. Proving mastery of course content

    3. Developing an individual plan for an internship, field experience, community service, educational travel or independent study.

Credits earned through Credit Flex:

  • Will result in a letter grade and be included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average (GPA).
  •  Will be reflected on the student’s transcript in the same way as traditional credits.
  • Will not be weighted
  • Will not be available as Pass/Fail with the exception of Physical Education which can be Pass/Fail and thus does NOT calculate in GPA.

Student's should talk to their school counselor if they are interested in Credit Flex.