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Crestview students have the opportunity to explore technical related field through coursework completed at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. Pioneer serves high school juniors and seniors offering over 35 career-training programs.  Pioneer helps better prepare students for today's high-tech workplace and further education.

Career Coach: 

Mr. Jacque Daup is available on Wednesdays @ the high school in the Media Center and/or Guidance Office. You can reach him by calling 419.895.1700 ext. 19100 or ext. 19006.

Career & College Websites:


Beginning in the winter the 8th grade year, each student will meet annually with guidance staff to start planning for, or review and revise, his or her high school schedule. While some areas of instruction are common to all students, many opportunities for electives, career-based instruction, College Credit Plus, and other unique learning paths exist. It is important that students look ahead at the multi-year picture when planning schedules to ensure the best opportunity to pursue their preferred learning path while meeting high school graduation requirements. 

Program of Studies

The annual Program of Studies explains graduation requirements, course offerings, and an includes a detailed explanation of the high school curriculum. The student has the responsibility to see that requirements for graduation are met.  High school personnel make every effort to keep current records and to keep students and parents informed about the student’s progress toward completing the work necessary to meet these requirements.  The student, however, must make sure that he or she is acquainted with the necessary requirements to meet this goal.  This task is ultimately the student’s responsibility.  

All graduation requirements must be completed prior to graduation.  Please note that graduation requirements are minimum requirements.  Most students will have earned more than the minimum credits by the end of their senior year. The information in this Program of Studies is subject to change due to outstanding legislation and changes to curriculum. 

2021-2022 Program of Studies Guide

Graduation Requirements


Earning an Ohio High School Diploma, Class of 2018 and beyond*:

Ohio gives you several options to qualify for a high school diploma:

1.  Students will take 7 End of Course exams in the following areas: 

  • Science (Biology) 
  • Math (Algebra I and Geometry) 
  • English (English I and English II) 
  • Social Studies (American Studies and American Government)

Students must score a total of 18 points on the End of Course exams to graduate.  A minimum of four points must come from the Math assessments, four points from the English, and six points from the Science, American Studies, and American Government.  Students will have the opportunity to retake the tests to improve their scores (structured review is strongly recommended prior to retaking any assessment).

2.  Industry credential and workforce readiness

3.  College and career readiness tests (College readiness score on the ACT)

For more detailed information about the ways to earn a diploma visit "Ohio Options for a High School Diploma"

* State requirements for the Class of 2019 and beyond continue to be revised by the legislature. Some changes may be expected. Families interested in reviewing the most current graduation requirement language may visit the Ohio Department of Education's "Ohio Graduation Requirements" guidance page.



Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a "competency” score on the English II and algebra I end-of-course tests. Students not earning competency scores on the first attempt must be offered appropriate remediation and supports and retake the test at least once.

  • The Ohio Department of Education, after gathering feedback from education stakeholders and business communities of Ohio, determined that “competency” would be set at a score of 684 for both the English language arts II and algebra I tests.

Competency Alternatives Ohio law established three alternatives to demonstrating competency on state tests. Prior to being eligible to demonstrate competency in alternative ways, students first must retake the test and receive remedial supports.

The three alternative ways to demonstrate competency for the subject area not passed are as follows:

  • 1. College Credit Plus – Earn college credit in a non-remedial math or English course (for the subject area not passed) to demonstrate competency.
  • 2. Career Experience and Technical Skill – Complete two demonstrations to show competency, at least one of which must be a foundational option.
    • Foundational:
      • a. Earn a score of proficient or higher on three or more WebXams in a single career pathway;
      • b. Earn a 12-point approved industry-recognized credential or group of credentials totaling 12 points in a single career field;
      • c. Complete a pre-apprenticeship in the student’s chosen career field or, for students ages 18 and older, show evidence of acceptance into an apprenticeship program after high school.
    • Supporting:
      • a. Complete a 250-hour work-based learning experience with evidence of positive evaluations;
      • b. Earn the workforce readiness score on WorkKeys; or
      • c. Earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal.
  • 3. Military Readiness – Competency can be achieved by meeting the requirements to enlist in the military, which can be demonstrated by a contract with the military to enlist upon graduation (see the Military Enlistment Seal guidelines in this document for more information about enlistment).

In addition to fulfilling curriculum requirements and meeting the competency requirements listed above, students also must show they are prepared for their next steps after high school. Students will demonstrate readiness by earning at least two diploma seals, one of which must be state defined

The State-Defined Seals are as follows:

  • Military Enlistment Seal
  • Technology Seal
  • Industry-Recognized Credential Seal
  • Citizenship Seal
  • OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal
  • State Seal Of Biliteracy
  • College-Ready Seal
  • Science Seal
  • Honors Diploma Seal

The Locally-Defined Seals are as follows:

  • Community Service Seal
    • 1. Complete a minimum of 60 community service hours. Hours to be logged into DASL - “community service” in the student section. Hours may be counted for grades 9-12.
    • 2. Hours can be outside of school or through a school extracurricular activity.
    • 3. Hours can be from one particular activity, or from multitudes of different activities.
    • 4. Community Service hours completed for a different entity (example: probation, court system, NHS, FFA, Savannah and Union Youth League, and other community organizations) may count towards this seal.
    • 5. All hours must be signed off by a supervisor.
    • 6. All hours must be turned in to the guidance
  • Fine and Performing Arts Seal
    • 1. Successfully complete a minimum of 4 credits over a 4 year period in the areas where fine arts credit is issued. Classes at CHS are Art, Choir and Band.
    • 2. Documentation to be turned into the guidance office by March 1st of the student’s senior year.
  • Student Engagement Seal
    • 1. Participate in a minimum of 5 activities over a 4 year period. This includes any extracurricular offered through CHS. Included, but not limited to sports, clubs (guitar club, gamers club, etc. . .) FFA, FCA, student council, school play(s), NHS, class officer, pep band. Courses offered for credit do not apply.
    • 2. Participation may be verified through the student activity section in DASL. Data to be pulled by March 1st of the senior year



More information on Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2023 and beyond can be found here.



Are you looking for an interactive way to prepare for the GED, SAT, or ACT.  The Mansfield Richland County Public Library offers Gale Courses ~ highly interactive, online, instructor led courses.  You'll need a current Mansfield Richland County Public Library card to enroll in the classes.  The free courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions begin each month.  Click here for more information: https://education.gale.com/l-mans90319/SearchResults.aspx?CurrPage=1&CategoryId=64&Sort=RELEVANCE&PrevSort=RELEVANCE&SortAsc=True

College Timeline

Successfully preparing for college should begin before your senior year.  This timeline provides a rough outline of the major benchmark along the way.  Be diligent in the process and ask teachers and the Guidance Office for help.   If you're late in the process, don't worry, stop in the Guidance Office to establish a unique timeline.

  • Sophomore year:  College prep sophomores should take the ACT/SAT by April
  • Junior year:  Visit one or more schools of interest
  • Junior year, December - April:  Take ACT/SAT (practice!)
  • Junior year:  Revisit Ohio Means Jobs Career Assessment for possible areas of study
  • Senior year:  Continue with college visits
  • Senior year:  Take ACT/SAT and submit scores to schools/NCAA
  • Senior year, October - April:  Apply for admission to schools. Contact teachers for letters of reference
  • Senior year, October - April:  Apply for scholarships - Listen to announcement and pick up information in the Guidance Office
  • Senior year:  Let Guidance know when you have been accepted to a school so final transcripts can be sent

Here's a link to a year by year planning guide:  https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/college-planning-guide-for-high-school-students/


ACT Test Dates for 2021 - 2022

ACT Registration - This link will take you to ACT's website, with all of the National Test Dates for 2021 - 2022. It also has other useful information about the ACT.

SAT Test Dates for 2021 - 2022

SAT Registration - This link will take you to SAT's website, it has the test dates for 2021 - 2022. It also contains other useful information about the SAT.

Common App

Common App is a FREE resource. It is an excellent way to cut down on the costs of application fees!

Common App is a college application that can be used at over 900 different schools. The website also has numerous resources for planning for college, paying for college, applicant guide to applying to colleges and various other resources. You can find the website Here.

There is information on planning and paying for college that can be found here as well.

Making Sense of College Terms

College planning has changed a great deal since many parents were in high school. For one thing, there are more terms than ever before. What do they all mean? Here’s a guide to help you make sense of them.

  • Common/universal application. This form allows your student to submit one application to many different schools. Contact schools to find out if they accept the common/universal application. Check out the Common Application and Universal College Application online. Some schools also require supplemental forms.

  • Early action (EA). A student can apply by November of the senior year to an early action school and receive an admission response early, usually by mid-December. The decision is usually non-binding, but the applicant may need to agree to forgo applying to other early action/early decision institutions. Non-binding means your student is still free to apply to other schools even if accepted by an early-action school.

  • Early decision (ED). This is a good option if a student has only one college in mind. A student usually applies by November and receives a decision by December. The main difference from early action is that early decision offers are binding, which means that your student promises from the start to attend the early decision school if his or her application is accepted.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is required for determining student financial aid.  The FAFSA application opens online October 1 each year and should be completed and submitted as soon as possible. The form and supporting information can be found on the FAFSA website: fafsa.gov.  Tutorial videos are available on YouTube.

  • Open admissions or open enrollment colleges. To enroll at one of these schools, a student typically needs just a high school degree or a GED. Colleges usually make the decision without regard to a student’s previous academic performance. However, some students may need to take tests to be placed in appropriate first-year classes.

  • Rolling admissions. This is a process in which a school reviews applications and makes decisions on them until the freshman class is filled. Some schools may have a hard deadline for applications for each semester, so look for cut-off dates.

  • Selective admissions. This refers to the policy of admitting only well-qualified applicants, based on high school grades, admission test scores, and additional personal information often provided through essays, resumes, interviews, and letters of recommendation.

  • Transcript. This official record of high school or college courses and grades is generally required as part of the college application.

  • Wait list. Students who have not yet been admitted to a college, but who are still under consideration, are placed on a wait list. A college does not offer or deny admission, but extends the possibility of admission before the admission cycle is completed.

College Preparatory

bigfuture: by The College Board

College Week Live


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA completion window opens on October 1st . Check individual university websites to be sure to meet their priority deadlines. Unfortunately we are unable to hold our annual FAFSA information night due to COVID-19. To replace that valuable evening, here is a link to a video that will be able to help walk you through the FAFSA process. There is also a link to a page that will be able to answer some questions that you may have about the FAFSA process. If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Lemke.






8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

FAFSA's StudentAid.gov & Social Media Sites





FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov "consolidates financial aid resources & content into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access information".

NCAA Clearing House

NCAA Eligibility

Official NCAA Website

Recruiting Info

Online Colleges: