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Michigan's Education Focus:
Creating Career & College-Ready Students

According to the Michigan Department of Education, career & college-ready students possess the skills necessary to earn a self-sustaining wage and participate in post-secondary opportunities without remediation.

This means that they:

  • Use technology and tools strategically in learning and communicating
  • Use argument and reasoning to do research, construct arguments, and critique the reasoning of others
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Solve problems, construct explanations and design solutions

Read more about Characteristics of Career and College Ready Students.


What is the Michigan Merit Curriculum?

The Michigan Merit Curriculum was designed to

  • ensure that students will be prepared to enter into post-secondary learning opportunities beyond high school, and
  • prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the global economy and workplace.

Read more in Michigan Merit Curriculum Frequently Asked Questions.


What Does Michigan Law Say?

Read Requirements for a High School Diploma as outlined in The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976.



Michigan Department of Education

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