Graduation Requirements & Program of Studies
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED RULESCandidates for graduation must have earned a minimum of 21 units of approved credit and have been in a Grosse Pointe High School for at least the senior year. Special problems may be resolved by agreement between the Grosse Pointe principal and the principal of a student's previous school. Limited English proficient students should expect an additional year of study in order to complete all graduation requirements. Some modifications to the state requirements are allowed (indicated by an asterisk) under Personal Curriculum Plans. The Grosse Pointe Schools graduation requirements incorporate the full Michigan Merit Curriculum.
CREDIT NEEDED FOR GRADUATION
► Freshman English
► American Literature and Composition
► Junior English
2 (must be in same language)
► Algebra I
► Algebra II
► Math or math related course in senior year
Physical Education1*Strongly recommended in 9th grade but one year must be taken by 10th grade
► Chemistry or Physics
► One additional science
► Government and Economics
(See Program of Studies for listing of courses and course combinations)
► U.S. History and Geography
► World History and Geography
Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts
Computer class or competency demonstration
*Personal Curriculum Plan
A plan developed by the parent(s), high school counselor, Principal or designee and agreed to by the parent(s) and superintendent or designee. It allows the following modifications:
► Math may be modified to .5 credit Algebra II, Statistics, or Functions and Data Analysis.
Note: Students my earn 2 math credits for Algebra II when the credit is earned over 2 years or 1.5 credits over 1.5 years, without requesting a personal curriculum.
► Social Studies may be modified only after completing 2 credits including Government and Economics. The student may then complete the requirement with 1 additional credit of English, Math, Science, or World Languages.
► Health and Physical Education may be modified if the student completes 1 additional credit of English, Math, Science, or World Languages.
► Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts may be modified if the student completes 1 additional credit of English, Math, Science, or World Languages.