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Title: MDE 1 MDE Proposed High School Graduation Requirements 2 Critical Concerns
  • Rigor
  • Relevance
  • Relationships
  • 3 Graduation Requirements The following graduation requirements incorporate recent changes in required courses by the Board of Education Detroit Public Schools 40 4 years - English 30 3 years - Mathematics (including Algebra Geometry) 30 3 years - Science (Biological, Physical, Earth) 4 Graduation Requirements The following graduation requirements incorporate recent changes in required courses by the Board of Education Detroit Public Schools
  • 20 2 years - Vocational/Arts/Foreign Language
  • 05 ½ year - Geography (11th graders)
  • 05 ½ year - Global Issues (11th graders)
  • 1 year - United States History 1865 1995
  • (9th graders)
  • 05 ½ year - Government (10th graders)
  • 05 ½ year - Economics (10th graders)
  • 5 Graduation Requirements The following graduation requirements incorporate recent changes in required courses by the Board of Education Detroit Public Schools
  • 10 1 year - Out-of-Class Learning Experience (200 clock hours)
  • 05 ½ year - Personal Health Management
  • 05 ½ year - Physical Education
  • 05 ½ year - Computer Literacy
  • Electives over course of 4 years (previous requirements 75 hours
  • 6 Recommendations from the State Superintendent to the State Board of Education
  • Summary of Recommendations for Students
  • 1. Student Graduation Requirements
  • Participation in the Michigan Merit Examination or MI-Access in the spring of the junior year.
  • Completion of a Michigan Merit Curriculum that includes a Michigan Merit Core and a 21st Century Applied Learning Core.
  • Completion of an on line credit or non credit course of learning.
  • 7 Recommendations from the State Superintendent to the State Board of Education
  • Implementation of the Michigan Merit
  • 2. Curriculum Requirements
  • Requirements beginning with the freshman class of 2006-07 (the graduating class of 2010). (If legislation to support this requirement has not been signed into law by March 1, 2006, the requirement will begin with the freshman class of 2007-08.)
  • District requirement to file a phase-in plan if unable to implement immediately.
  • Student modification allowed after three years in Michigan Merit Curriculum.
  • 8 Michigan Merit Core The Merit Core content standards may be met in a traditional course sequence or in different contexts or formats such as a Humanities course sequence, Career and Technical Education programs or a specialized small school curriculum, or as an online course. Schools that offer courses in a different format must be prepared to demonstrate how these courses align with the Merit Core content standards and demonstrate how the content standard will be assessed. 9 Michigan Merit Core English Language Arts Four Credits
  • Credits Include
  • English 9 or Humanities sequence or CTE sequence
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • These courses will include writing, speaking, representing, reading, listening, viewing, literature, culture and language
  • 10 Michigan Merit Core Mathematics Four Credits
  • Credits Include
  • Algebra I or Integrated Math sequence, or CTE sequence
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • One additional Math or Math-Related class. (For example Calculus, Trigonometry, Electronics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics)
  • Math must be taken in the senior year.
  • 11 Michigan Merit Core Science Three Credits
  • Credits Include
  • Biology or Integrated Science sequence or CTE Sequence
  • Physics or Chemistry
  • One year of additional Science
  • Examples Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Microbiology, Nanoscience, Oceanography, AP/IB College for credit Sciences, Health Science, Agriscience, Chemistry, Physics
  • 12 Michigan Merit Core Social Studies Three Credits
  • Credits Include
  • Government/Civics . 5 (semester) or Humanities sequence or CTE Sequence
  • Economics .5 (semester)
  • United States History (including Geography)
  • World History (including Geography)
  • 13 Michigan Merit Core Health/Physical Education One Credit
  • Examples Health, Personal Fitness, Team Sports
  • 14 Michigan Merit Core Fine Arts/Music One Credit
  • Examples Vocal and Instrumental Music, Art, Music Appreciation, Art History, Multicultural Art, Readers Theater
  • 15 Michigan Merit Core English Language Arts 4 Credits Mathematics 4 Credits Science 3 Credits Social Studies 3 Credits Health/Physical Education 1 Credit Fine Arts/Music 1 Credit Subtotal 16 Credits
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