Personal Curriculum

Michigan state statute allows personal curriculum modification in order to:  

  • Go beyond the academic credit requirements by adding more math, science English language arts, or world languages credit; or completing a department-approved formal career and technical education program.

  • Modify the State  Content Standards for Mathematics. 

  • Modify, when necessary, the credit requirements of a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

  • Modify credit requirements for a student who transfers from out of state or from a nonpublic school and is unable to complete the MMC requirements. 


The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires that the student earn credits in the subject areas listed in these document in order to graduate from high school.  Credits are earned when the student demonstrates competencies in content expectations in the given subject areas.  The law allows certain modifications of these credits and/or expectations through the development of a personal curriculum.  A personal curriculum team will meet to determine eligibility.