• Graduation Requirements (Michigan Merit Curriculum)
    Effective for students in the class of 2011 and thereafter

    To prepare Michigan's students with the knowledge and skills needed for the jobs in the 21st Century, the State of Michigan has enacted a rigorous new set of statewide graduation requirements that are among the best in the nation. With these new graduation requirements, students will be well-prepared for future success in college and the workplace. The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires students entering 8th grade in 2006, to obtain a minimum of 16 credits for graduation, which could be met using alternative instructional delivery methods such as alternative course work, humanities course sequences, career and technology courses, industrial technology or vocational education courses, or through a combination of these programs. In addition, students entering the 3rd grade in 2006 (Class of 2016) will need to complete two credits of a language other than English in grades 9-12; OR an equivalent learning experience in grades K-12 prior to graduation.

    MATHEMATICS - 4 Credits: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, One math course in final year of high school

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - 4 Credits English: Language Arts 9, English Language Arts 10, English Language Arts 11,  English Language Arts 12

    SCIENCE - 3 Credits: Physical Science, Biology, One third science credit (For the class of 2023, One credit of Physics or Chemistry is required along with Physica Science and Biology)

    SOCIAL STUDIES - 3 Credits: .5 credit in Civics, .5 credit in Economics, U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography



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    LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH - 2 Credits In grades 9-12; OR an equivalent learning experience in grades K-12 effective for students entering third grade in 2006 (Class 2016)

    All required courses/credits must be aligned with Course/Credit Content Expectations and Guidelines developed by Michigan Department of Education.