Veterans Diplomas

At Perkins Schools, we hold our veterans in the highest esteem, and wish to honor them with their due. The State of Ohio allows school districts to award a Veteran’s Diploma to veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict who meet the following requirements:

The veteran is an Ohio resident, or was enrolled in any high school in Ohio.

The veteran left school prior to graduation in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States, or left prior to graduation for family circumstances and subsequently entered the armed forces of the United States.

The veteran received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.

The veteran has not been granted a diploma, honors diploma, diploma of adult education, or diploma from another school.

Likewise, the Board may grant a high school diploma to any woman who left high school in any state during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict if she meets the following requirements:

The woman is an Ohio resident, or was enrolled in any high school in this state.

The woman left high school to join the workforce to support her family, to join the war effort, or due to family circumstances that led her to join the workforce or war effort.

She has not been granted a diploma, honors diploma, diploma of adult education or a diploma from another school.

If a person who would otherwise qualify for a diploma under this section is deceased, the board of education of any school district or the governing authority of any chartered nonpublic school may award such diploma to the person posthumously and may present that diploma to the person’s living relative.

Application & Verification
The veteran is not required to take the high school equivalency tests approved by the Ohio Department of Education or any graduation test in order to qualify for a diploma. The Governor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs has developed and adopted an application form for use by all county veterans service offices. Upon verification that all requirements have been met, the application is forwarded to the Board and the diploma may be awarded.

Veteran Services
Erie County Services Center
2900 Columbus Ave. 2nd. Floor
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 627-7651

ORC 3313.616 Diploma may be granted to veteran.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.54, HB 449, §1, eff. 9/17/2010.
Effective Date: 12-09-2003; 03-29-2006; 03-30-2007; 2008 SB289 08-22-2008.