High School Graduation Requirements

Michigan Merit Curriculum

According to the Michigan Merit Curriculum Law, Section 380.1278(a)(4)(c), “a school district or public school academy shall also grant a student credit if the student earns a qualifying score, as determined by the department, on the assessments developed or selected for the subject area by the department or the student earns a qualifying score, as determined by the school district or public school academy, on one or more assessments developed or selected by the school district or public school academy that measure a student’s understanding of the subject area content expectations or guidelines that apply to the credit.”

Testing Out FAQs

  • A C+ or better must be achieved to earn credit. A C+ is defined as 78% or better.
  • Credit earned is based on a pass grade (G) and is not computed into the GPA.
  • There is no fee for taking a test-out

Additional questions should be addressed to the high school or middle school guidance counselors’ office.