Graduation Requirements

Students Reminded to Carefully Monitor Credit Completion for Required Content Areas

Students and parents should carefully review TCAPS’ graduation requirements for their planned year of graduation. The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires a specific number of credits in content areas of Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Visual Performing & Applied Arts, and Physical Education.

In order to earn credits in content areas, students must successfully complete specific courses noted in the following chart. It is important that students and parents continue to monitor successful completion of required credits by content area because Michigan’s new graduation requirements do not allow for extensive class substitution across content areas. Students who fail a course will need to repeat the same content to earn credits regardless of whether the student has accumulated the total number of credits required for graduation.

Credit Requirements

State of Michigan law provides an option for students to modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) requirements in order to: Go beyond the academic credit requirements by adding more math, science, English language arts, or world language credits, modify the mathematics requirement, modify if necessary, the credit requirements of a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or modify credit requirements for a student who transfers from an out of state or from a nonpublic school and is unable to meet the MMC requirements.

Resources to assist educators, students and parents in understanding why, when, and how to use a personal curriculum modification can be found in the link below.