The Michigan Legislature has provided an opportunity for students to slightly modify the State of Michigan graduation requirements for the Class of 2010 and later. This is called a personal curriculum. A student and parent may request a personal curriculum meeting according to the circumstances described on this web page.
The use of a personal curriculum modification is allowed by state statute for only three reasons:
- A student wishes to modify the math requirement in Algebra II
- A student wishes to go beyond the academic credit requirements by adding more math, science, English, or world languages credits
- A student with a disability needs to modify the credit requirements based on his or her disability and IEP
The legislative intent of the personal curriculum is to increase the rigor and relevance of the education experience.
While a personal curriculum can be requested at any time during a student’s high school experience, with the exception of social studies and math, it should be used in limited circumstances after students have had the opportunity to succeed in the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) and have exhausted their elective options.
Students participating in these programs are expected to meet the MMC credit requirements and use effective planning and scheduling to meet these needs.
Please contact your school’s counseling office for additional information.