Ohio'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.
Students may now earn credits by:
- completing coursework;
- testing out of or demonstrating mastery of course content;
- pursuing one or more educational options (e.g., online/distance learning, dual enrollment, educational travel, independent study, internships, music, arts, after-school programs, community service, or other individualized projects).
Credit Flexibility is intended to motivate and increase student learning by allowing:
- access to more learning resources, especially real-world experiences;
- customization around individual student needs; and/or
- use of multiple measures of learning, especially those where students demonstrate what they know and can do, apply their learning, or document performance.
Dual enrollment provides the ability for stduents to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously in a traditional high school class. Dual enrollment may be offered at reduced college/university tuition, which students can take to college or as articulated credit available at no cost and applicable to specific courses at post-secondary institutions.