Planning for School Completion

MICHIGAN MERIT CURRICULUM

High school Graduation Requirements (18 Credits)

English Langiuage Arts (ELA) - 4 Credits

Proficiency in State Content Standards for ELS (4 credits)

Mathmatics - 4 Credits

Proficiency in State Content Standards for Mathmatics (3 credits)
Proficienct in district approved 4th mathmatics credit options (1 credit)
(Student must have math experience in their final year of high school.)

Online Learning Experience

Course, Learning or Integrted Learning Experience

Physical Education & Health - 1 Credit

Proficiency in State Content Standards for Physical Education and Health (1 credit); Or
Proficiency with State Content Standards for Health (1/2 credit) and district approved extra-curricular activities involving physical activities (1/2 credit)

Science - 3 Credits

Proficiency in the State Content Standards for Science (3 credits); Or beginning with the class of 2015:
Proficiency in some State Content Standards for Science (2 credits) and completion of a department approved formal career and technical education program (1 credit)

Social Studies - 3 Credits

Proficiency in State Content Standards for Social Studies (3 credits)

Visual, Performing and Applied Arts - 1 Credit

Proficiency in State Content Standards for Visual, Performing and Applied Arts (1 credit)

World Language - 2 Credits

(Effective beginning with students graduating in 2016)
Formal coursework or an equivalent learning experience in grades K-12 (2 credits); Or
Formal coursework or an equivalent learning experience in grades (1 credit) and completion of a department approved formal career and technical education program or an additional visual, performing and applied arts credit (1 credit)

Planning

PDF DocumentExit Interview - Option B

Word Document Quick Reference Guide : Tips for Planning a Student's Exit From School at Graduation or Age 26.

PDF DocumentSummary of Performance Form and Instruction - August 2013

PDF DocumentSummary of Performance- Focus on Results Article - March 2011

Powerpoint Document Summary of Performance

Personal Curriculum

The Michigan Legislature has provided an opportunity for students to modify specific State of Michigan Graduation requirements.  This individualized credit requirement and/or content expectation modificaiton is called a Personal Curriculum (PC).  The majority of students wil exit high school with a diploma without the help of a PC, but for some students a PC can provide the modifications necessary for them to earn a high school diploma.  A personal curriculum may be requested for one of four reasons: 

  1. Students who are interested in earning additional credits in math, science, English language arts, or foreign languages.
    PDF DocumentPC Enrichment
  2. Students who demonstrate a need to reduce the Algebra II requirement in the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
    PDF DocumentPC Algebra
  3. Students transferring from out-of-state or nonpublic schools after completing two years of high school.
    PDF DocumentPC Transfer
  4. Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
    PDF DocumentPC IED

Click on the PDF icon for more information about each specific request area

PC Curriculum Options PDF                                                                          Click on chart for a larger image

Following is a list of resources to assist educators, students and parents to understand when and how to use a personal curriculum to modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum. 

Website  Michigan Department of Education Personal Curriculum Website

Powerpoint DocumentPersonal Curriculum 1/2015

Presentation Handouts

PDF DocumentPC Law

PDF DocumentSix PC Steps to a Diploma

PDF DocumentPC Curriculum Options Chart

PDF DocumentLCISD Decision Making Tool 

Powerpoint DocumentMDE PC Presentation for Michigan Alliance for Families

PDF DocumentKent ISD PC Report

Wayne RESA Personal Curriculum Forms

     Word DocumentMeeting Confirmation or Ineligibility Form
     Word DocumentPlanning Form
     Word DocumentProgress Report Form
     Word DocumentReview Request Form
     Word DocumentRequest Form
     Word DocumentStep by Step Checklist

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA Alternatives

 

Local District Certificate Programs

Word DocumentSample #1  High School Center Certificate Curriculum-Guide

Word DocumentSample #2 Certificate of Educational Achievement

Word DocumentSample #3 Certificate of Completion Program

General Education Development (GED)

WebsiteState of Michigan GED

WebsiteDetroit Public Schools

WebsiteGED Testing Service

 

 

Professional Learning

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