Graduation Requirements

Normally, a student will complete graduation requirements in four years.  In order to receive a diploma and graduate, a student will need to earn the total number of minimum credits.  A student needs to earn the required credits indicated by the I.E.P. or in a personal curriculum.  All credits are earned in Grades 9 through 12.

To be considered for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian, a student MUST qualify for a College Prep Diploma and physically attend Brimley High School for at least their Junior and Senior year.

All students will be required to follow the Michigan Merit Curriculum in order to graduate from any high school.  Please note, Brimley High School has more required classes than does the State of Michigan.  Please read the requirements carefully for the desired diploma endorsements.

Students will obtain a Brimley High School Diploma if they have the following credits:

            4          English

            3          Mathematics

            3          Science

            4          Social Studies (0.5 for Civics and 0.5 for Economics)

            2          World Language

            1          Physical Education

            1          Health

            1          Fine Arts Band, Art or Drama

            1          Practical Arts-Business: Computer Applications I or II, Accounting

            1          Practical Arts: 0.5 Personal Finance and Industrial Arts

            3          Electives (possible)

Total: 24 credits

STUDENTS MUST ALL PARTICIPATE IN ALL PARTS OF THE SAT/MSTEP TESTING PROCESS

 

Students may also wish to be endorsed in either COLLEGE or TECH PREP.  These are the requirements for those endorsements:

 

COLLEGE PREP ENDORSEMENT

(26 credits)

            4          English

            4          Mathematics

            4          Science: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

            4          Social Studies (0.5 for Civics and 0.5 for Economics)

            2          World Language

            1          Physical Education

            1          Health

            1          Fine Arts Band, Art or Drama

            1          Practical Arts-Business: Computer Applications I or II, Accounting

            1          Practical Arts: 0.5 Personal Finance and Industrial Arts

            3          Electives

Total: 26 credits

STUDENTS MUST ALL PARTICIPATE IN ALL PARTS OF THE SAT/MSTEP TESTING PROCESS

 

TECH PREP ENDORSEMENT

            4          English

            3          Mathematics

            3          Science

            3          Social Studies (0.5 for Civics and 0.5 for Economics)

            2          World Language (see bullets below)

            1          Physical Education

            1          Health

            1          Practical Arts: 0.5 Personal Finance and Business or Fine Arts

            4          Vocational (Career Center)

            2          Electives

Total: 22 credits

STUDENTS MUST ALL PARTICIPATE IN ALL PARTS OF THE SAT/MSTEP TESTING PROCESS

  • By completeing the equivalent of 2 credits in a language other than English during grades k-12.
  • Through learning beyond the K-12 classroom; formal study abroad, study abroad programs, college coursework, home or heritage languages, online courses, or other life experiences as determined by the district.
  • Students who are graduating from high school in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 or 2024 only may partially or fully fulfill 1 credit of the world language requirement by completing visual, performing, or applied arts instruction that is in addition to the visual, performing, and applied arts requirement.

Students may earn a maximum of 2.5 credits as ELECTIVES in the following manner:

            0.5       Driver’s Education (in order to attend this class, a student may not have more than

                        12 absences at any time during the school year).