Graduation Requirements

Michigan Merit Curriculum High School Graduation Requirements                         
Core Credits: 18
 
English Language Arts:  4 Credits                                                                                                                   
  • English 9 - 1.0
  • English 10 - 1.0
  • English 11 - 1.0
  • English Elective - 1.0
Mathematics:  4 Credits
  • Algebra I - 1.0
  • Geometry - 1.0
  • Algebra II - 1.0
  • Senior Math Elective - 1.0
Physical Education & Health: 1 Credit
  • PE - .5
  • Health - .5
Science:  3 Credits
  • Intro to Chemistry/Physics - 1.0
  • Biology - 1.0
  • Chemistry or Physics - 1.0
Social Studies:  3 Credits
  • World History - 1.0
  • US History - 1.0
  • Government - .5
  • Economics - .5

Visual, Performing and Applied Arts:  1 Credit

World Language:  2 Credits

Elective Credits:  4

TOTAL CREDITS:  22

Notes:  Core/graduation requirements have been established by the State of Michigan. All students must complete the required Michigan Merit Curriculum classes to graduate.

Students will be allowed to Test Out of courses according to State Law and Ionia High School Policy. Your student’s counselor can provide more information.