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Curriculum
The graduation standards known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum require 18 credits for graduation, which could be acquired through subject and integrated (mixed subject) classes, as well as, career and technical education programs. Credits obtained prior to high school can also count. Required credits include:
  • 4 Mathematics credits including Algebra I; Geometry, Algebra II; must take one credit in the senior year
  • 4 English Language Arts credits aligned with subject area content expectations developed by MDE
  • 3 Science credits including Biology; Physics or Chemistry; one additional science credit
  • 3 Social Studies credits: US History and Geography, World History and Geography, .5 credit Civics, .5 credit Economics
  • 1 Physical Education/Health credit, guidelines developed by MDE
  • 1 Visual, Performing, Applied Arts credit, guidelines developed by MDE
  • 2 credits of a world language


To obtain a diploma from Western High School or Western Career Prep High School, students must complete 26 credits.  This means 8 elective credits in addition to the MMC required credits stated above.

Please contact a high school counselor or principal with any questions.

Curriculum and Assessment Announcements
M-STEP
From April 10th through May 26th, K-12 students in Michigan will be taking the M-STEP.
What is the M-STEP? Check out the parent letter and video below from the Michigan Department of Education.
Parent Letter:
www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Parent_Letter_032417_jl_555114_7.pdf​
Video:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B7Kgq34Ov-UleEFaNHVaU2FzdU0​


The Michigan Department of Education also has a library of videos and resources for M-STEP to be found at the link below in the section marked Parent/Student Information: www.michigan.gov/mstep



School Improvement Data
State Testing Results
District Curriculum Maps and Data
Curriculum Director
+ Raehtz, Craig
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