Michigan Merit Curriculum
Michigan High School Graduation Requirements
The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires students entering 8th grade in 2006 to obtain a minimum of 16 credits for graduation.
The Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) encompasses one of the most comprehensive sets of high school graduation requirements in the country. These graduation requirements were put in place to better prepare students for greater post-secondary success and help secure the economic future in Michigan. For many students, the new graduation requirements will be rigorous, relevant, and attainable. However, there will be some at-risk students and students who qualify for special education services that will find the increased demands difficult to attain. Local school boards can offer students a Personal Curriculum option under section 1278b of the MMC law, allowing for minor modifications to the MMC. Personal Curriculums must be initiated by a student's parent or guardian and incorporate as much of the MMC subject area content as possible. A committee must meet to establish appropriate curriculum modifications and measurable goals that the students must achieve while enrolled in high school.
Allowable Personal Curriculum Modifications: