UCS Graduation Requirements
Subject Area
 Description  Personal Curriculum (Modifications)
English Language Arts
4 credits
Aligned with subject area content
expectations developed by the
Department and approved by the State
Board of Education
No Modification
Mathematics
4 credits
•Algebra I 
•Geometry 
•Algebra II
•One additional math or math-related
credit in the final year
All students:
Complete at least 3.5 math or math-relatated credits
Complete a math or math-related credit in the final year

Algebra II modification options:
Complete 2.5 credits including 0.5 credit of Alegebra II
                              OR
Complete a two year Career and Technical education curriculum which includes 0.5 credit of Algebra II content
                               OR
Complete Algebra II over two years with credit given for each year


Science         3 credits •Biology
•Chemistry or Physics
•1 additional Science credit
No Modification
Social Studies
3 credits
•.5 Civics
•.5 Economics
•U.S. History and Geography
•World History and Geography
No Modification of Civics
2 credits must be earned
Modified only if student takes additional credit(s) beyond the required credits in ELA, Math, Science or World Language
Health and Physical Education    1 credit •Credit guidelines developed by the
Michigan Department of Education
Modification only if student takes
additional credit(s) beyond the required
credits in English Language Arts, Math,
Science or World Languages
Visual, Performing, Applied Arts, CTE
1 credit
•Credit guidelines developed by the Michigan Department of Education
•One credit must be in the area of Visual, Performing or Applied Arts
 Modification only if student takes
additional credit(s) beyond the required
credits in English Language Arts, Math,
Science or World Languages
Online Learning Experience Online course or learning experience OR Online experience is incorporated into each of the required credits  No Modification
World Languages  2 credits Begins with the Class of 2016 •Credits earned in Grades 9-12
                            OR
•An equivalent learning experience in grades K-12
Beginning with the class
of 2016 through 2024, students may substitute one of those
credits with a CTE program or Visual, Performing and
Applied Arts course, plus four additional elective credits.
Michigan
Merit Exam
Students must participate, beginning with the Class of 2009 Modifications defined by the State of Michigan applicable to Special Education students

NOTES:
I. To meet minimum graduation requirements, a total of 22 credits must be earned in grades 9-12. One-half credit is granted for each semester course.

II. The Class of 2011 (students who are 8th graders in the 2006-07 school year) will need 16 credits in these areas: mathematics, English language arts, science, social studies, health/physical education, the arts (visual, performing or applied), and online.

III. The Class of 2016 (students who are 3rd graders in the 2006-07 school year) will need 18 credits in the areas listed for the Class of 2011, plus 2 credits of world languages.

IV. Special Education students: The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) shall identify the appropriate course or courses of study and identify the supports, curricular requirements, or in a Personal Curriculum, and meet the requirements for a high school diploma.

V. Each student is expected to successfully achieve a full high school program each year.

VI. It is the responsibility of students to meet with school staff to ensure course work meets the basic requirements of the college and/or career of their choice.