Cleveland Central Catholic High School is a comprehensive high school whose educational tradition spans over 130 years (St. Stanislaus and St. Michael Parish Schools were founded in 1881; St. John Cantius and Our Lady of Lourdes Schools, which were founded later, join that tradition). Cleveland Central Catholic holds accreditations from the Diocese of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, AdvancED (formerly the North Central Accreditation Association), The Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association, and the Sisters of Notre Dame National Education Partnership.

Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirement for graduation from Cleveland Central Catholic is 24 units of credit, including Theology, and passing scores on the Ohio Proficiency Tests or the Ohio Graduation Test (as mandated by graduating class). Every student must carry a minimum of six credits/classes, including Theology, each year. Students may have no more than eight study hall periods per week. The state, diocesan, and school requirements that must be completed for graduation are listed in the Course Selection Booklet.

Graduation Requirements and Credit(s):
• Computer Science1.0
• Electives4.0
• English4.0 (English 1, 2, 3, & 4)
• Fine Arts1.0
• Health.5
• Math3.0 (2014+: 4.0 including Algebra, Geometry, & Algebra 2)
• Physical Education.5
• Science3.0 (including Biology, Life, & Physical Sciences)
• Social Studies3.0 (US History & Government)
• Theology4.0 (Theo 1, 2, 3, & 4)

• 2014+ Need coursework in Financial Literacy & Economics

College-bound students are required to take more courses, especially foreign language for regular acceptance to a four-year university. Please consult the Course Selection Booklet for details. All students and parents are encouraged to continue to monitor academic progress through the use of ProgressBook and through e-mail correspondence with faculty.

Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

Passing the Ohio Graduation Tests, given to students for the first time in March of the sophomore year, is a State of Ohio graduation requirement. No regular education student may be issued a diploma without having passed the Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science tests. Juniors and seniors who have not passed all five of the Ohio Graduation Tests will be assigned to one study hall each semester.

Senior Career Experience

The Senior Career Experience is a five-day, non-paid shadowing experience designed to help seniors prepare for the transition from high school to the world of work. The purpose of the career experience is two-fold: 1) to give students an opportunity to explore and gain practical experience in the area of their career interest; and 2) to broaden students’ educational experiences by exposing them to people, issues, and ideas which are not part of the ordinary classroom experience. The project is carried out at a work site of the student’s choosing during a week scheduled by the school. Completion of the career experience is required for participation in graduation activities, including prom and commencement. A diploma will not be granted until the student has met all of the requirements for this experience.

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