Michigan Personal Curriculum
A Personal Curriculum is an option a student or family can explore as a way to modify certain Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) graduation requirements. It is intended to meet individual learning needs, allow students to earn a high school diploma, and provide preparation for life after high school.
A Personal Curriculum can be requested by a parent or legal guardian, a student of age 18, an emancipated student, or can be recommended by school personnel. A Personal Curriculum must be supported by a parent or legal guardian, meet the individual needs of the student, and his or her post-secondary plans consistent with an Educational Development Plan (EDP). The high school diploma then documents that the student has met the curriculum expectations and possesses the knowledge and skills necessary for postsecondary success.
State statue allows personal curriculum modifications in order to:
- Go beyond the academic credit requirements by adding more math, science, English language arts, or world language credits; or by completing a department-approved formal career and technical education (CTE) program.
- Modify the Algebra II content
- Modify, if necessary, the course requirements of a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Modify course requirements for a student who transfers from out-of-state or from a nonpublic school and is unable to meet the MMC requirements.
If you have specific questions about personal curriculum options, please contact your student's counselor or building principal.