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1 Michigan High School Rigor Rigor Relevance Relationships Relationships

2 The Michigan Merit Curriculum The most comprehensive set of HS graduation requirements in the nation Accompanied by a comprehensive set of high school content expectations for each graduation requirement Requires students to complete 16 specific state credits for graduation Begins with class of 2011 our current 8 th grade

3 The Intent of the MMC To provide consistent minimum graduation requirements across all public high schools in Michigan To provide educators with a common understanding of what student s should know and be able to do for credit To provide all students the learning opportunity, knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college or the workplace

4 Michigan Merit Curriculum 4 Credits of English Language Arts 4 Credits of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II required) (Senior year math course is required) Credits of Science (Biology, Physics or Chemistry, and one additional course) Credits of Social Studies (World History w/ Geography, US History w/ Geography, Economics and Government) 1 Credit of Physical Education/Health 1 Credit of Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts An On-line Course/Experience

5 Side by Side Comparison Current EGRHS Michigan Merit Curriculum English ( Speech/Debate/Forensics) 4. 5 English 4 Math (including algebraic concepts) 2 Math (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II required) (Senior year math course is required) 4 Science 2 Science (including Biology, Physics or Chemistry, and one additional course) Social Studies Social Studies (including World Studies, US History, Econ. and Govt.) (including World History w/ Geography, US History w/ Geography, Economics and Government) Foreign Language 0 Language Other Than English (Beginning with Class of 2016) 2 Health Health Physical Education Physical Education Fine or Practical Arts Visual, Performing and Applied Arts 1 Electives 10 Electives 7 in in 2016 Online Experience 0 Online Experience Required TOTAL CREDITS 2 TOTAL CREDITS = 2 (with 7 required electives by EGRHS) TOTAL CREDITS 2016 (with 5 required electives by EGRHS) = 2

6 Recommendation For English Language Arts (4) Mathematics (2) Science (2) Social Studies () Physical Education () Health () Fine or Practical Arts () Online Course/Experience (0) Electives (10) Required 7

7 The Personal Curriculum Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification) 4 Credits English Language Arts Aligned with subject area content expectations developed by the Department and approved by the State Board of Education No modification 4 Credits Mathematics Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 1 additional math or math-related credit Math or math-related credit in the final year All students must: Complete at least math or mathrelated credits Complete a math or math-related credit in the final year Algebra 2 modification options: Complete 2 credits including credit of Algebra II OR Complete a two year Career and Technical education curriculum which includes credit of Algebra II content OR Complete Algebra 2 over 2 years with credit given for each year

8 The Personal Curriculum Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification) Credits Science Biology Chemistry or Physics 1 additional Science credit No modification Credits Social Studies Civics Economics US History and Geography World History and Geography No modification of Civics 2 credits must be earned Modified only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages 1 Credit Health and Physical Education Credit guidelines developed by the Michigan Department of Education Modification only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages

9 The Personal Curriculum Credits Subject Area Description Personal Curriculum (Modification) 1 Credit Visual, Performing, Applied Arts Credit guidelines developed by the Michigan Department of Education Modification only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in English Language Arts, Math, Science, or World Languages 2 Credits World Languages Begins with the Class of 2016 Credits earned in grades 9-12 OR An equivalent learning experience in grades K-12 No modification Online Learning Experience Online course or learning experience OR Online experience is incorporated into each of the required credits No modification

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