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Improving Outcomes for High School Students

  • High School Bill SigningTo ensure Michigan's students have the skills and knowledge needed for the jobs of the 21st Century global economy, on April 20, 2006, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed into law a rigorous new set of statewide graduation requirements that are among the best in the nation. (MCL 380.1278a, MCL 380.1278b)

    This law is a result of an extraordinary partnership between the Executive Branch, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Legislature and numerous education associations who worked together to better prepare students for greater success and to secure the economic future of our state.


    Michigan Merit High School Graduation Requirements
    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Complete FAQ (Updated 07/2012) The Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document was designed to provide readers with additional information and clarification regarding the state graduation requirements. To keep you updated on additions or changes, a new section at the end of the document has been added. For easy viewing and access, all sections have been bookmarked and hyper linked. In addition, all fonts have been embedded.

      The Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document will be regularly updated as schools begin to implement the new Michigan Merit High School graduation requirements. To automatically receive updates and information, Click to subscribe.

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