Graduation Requirements

The Michigan Merit Curriculum outlines the required 22 credits for graduation. Read more at Michigan Merit High School Graduation Requirements Frequently Asked Questions. Credit can be obtained in multiple ways using CTE Credit Exchange and Personal Curriculums. Please see your counselor for more information.

Subject AreaCreditsCourses

LANGUAGE ARTS


4

  • 1.0 ELA 9
  • 1.0 ELA 10
  • 1.0 ELA 11
  • 0.5 ELA 12 & 0.5 ELA Elective

SOCIAL STUDIES


3

  • 1.0 U.S. History/Geography
  • 1.0 World History/Geography
  • 0.5 Economics
  • 0.5 Civics

MATH


4

  • 1.0 Algebra 1
  • 1.0 Geometry
  • 1.0 Algebra 2
  • 1.0 Math Elective (Must take a math course in senior year.)

SCIENCE


3

  • 1.0 Biological Science
  • 1.0 Physics or Chemistry
  • 1.0 Science Elective

WORLD LANGUAGE

2

  • 2.0 in the same language

PHYSICAL EDUCATION


1

  • 0.5 PE/Health
  • 0.5 PE Elective

FINE ARTS

1

Any combination of: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Career and Technical Education, & OSTC

ELECTIVES

4

Any courses that cannot be counted in other categories. This includes core courses in which the student has gone above the minimum requirements listed above.