Two things – credits and expectations. First, in grades K-8, if a student fails a class, typically, he/she still moves to the next grade level. For example, if a student fails 7th grade math, he/she still move on to 8th grade math. That is not true in high school. If a student fails a class, he/she does not move on until that class is passed. This is called earning credits. A student must earn 25 credits in specific subjects in order to earn a Ross High School diploma. Your student’s counselor will be a key person in ensuring that he/she meets both the state of Ohio and the Ross High School graduation requirements. Please contact the counselor with any questions.
Second, expectations are much higher in high school. Expectations for behavior, academic performance, and social interactions will be more rigorous. The Ross High School staff knows that we are preparing students for adulthood, and we work hard to prepare students for the real world by setting high expectations and then helping students reach these expectations. Our students are capable of great things, and, with support, they are able to grow into outstanding young men and women. We take great pride in partnering with parents to help our students go through this last part of their public education experience with phenomenal success.