MICHIGAN MERIT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students earn one-half credit for each class each semester. It is possible for a student to earn twenty-four credits carrying and passing six subjects each semester for four years. Twenty-two credits are required for graduation.
MICHIGAN MERIT CURRICULUM
MATHEMATICS - 4 Credits*
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*
Physics or Chemistry
One additional science credit
SOCIAL STUDIES - 3 Credits*
U.S. History and Geography
World History and Geography (Global Studies)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH - 1 Credit*
VISUAL, PERFORMING AND APPLIED ARTS - 1 Credit*
ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Course, Learning or Integrated Learning Experience
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH - 2 Credits* beginning "Class of 2016"
In grades 9-12; or an equivalent learning experience in grades K-12
*Each semester class is equal to 1/2 credit.