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Honors Diploma

Ohio’s Honors Diploma program recognizes students who exceed minimum graduation requirements through taking rigorous coursework and engaging in robust, real-world experiences. 

Students can pursue an Honor’s Diploma in 5 different areas:
Academic Honors
Career Tech Honors
STEAM Honors
Fine Arts Honors
Social Science & Engagement Honors

Students may earn one or more honors diplomas as established by the Ohio Department of Education. These designations will be recognized at Commencement and also noted on their diploma as a gold seal.

Overview: Why an Honor's Diploma

Honors Diploma Types & Criteria Class of 2024 and Class of 2025

Honors Diploma Types & Criteria for Class of 2026 & Beyond

Honors Diploma Course Matrix


The Academic Honors Diploma for the Class of 2024 and 2025 does not require Portfolio work or Field Experience. However, the other Honors Diplomas DO require them.

Students considering completing Portfolio work or a Field Experience should speak with their school counselor or Mrs. Murray before committing to make sure it meets criteria.