Boost for high school seniors short of reaching new graduation requirements

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Ohio high school students will have higher test and graduation standards this school year.

For students who are just shy of reaching those new requirements, there is a program to help them get a few extra points that could get them where they need to be to graduate.

It's called the Graduation Pathways program.

Students can earn extra points by earning a specific career certification, such as a certification in Adobe, as a nursing assistant or in construction.

Ohio's state Superintendent Paolo DeMaria says this allows kids more exposure to actual careers and hands-on learning.

High school seniors can also earn points for high level of attendance, work experience or community service.

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