Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits for a Calhoun Community High School diploma. 5th and 6th year seniors must complete 18 credits for an *Alternative Michigan Merit Diploma.

As allowed within the Merit Curriculum any student can obtain credit for a class by demonstrating mastery of the material by having a qualifying score on the final assessment. CCHS Merit graduation requirements are:

English (Must be English 9, 10, 11 and 12) 4 credits
U.S. History and Geography 1 credit
World History and Geography 1 credit
Government half credit
Economics half credit
Science (Must include Biology and either Chemistry or Physics, plus a third Science credit) 3 credits
Math (Must include content of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II plus a fourth math credit. A math credit must be taken in the senior year.) 4 credits
Health/PE 1 credit
World Language 2 credits
Visual/Performing Arts 1 credit
On-line Experience (Must show competence through a class or with assignments incorporated into other classes)
Electives At least 6 credits
Total 24
As allowed within the Merit Curriculum, we can vary from these requirements only within the parameters of what is called a personal curriculum.
*Alternative Michigan Merit Curriculum High School Graduation Requirements 18 Credits
English (Must be English 9,10,11 and 12) 4 credits
U.S. History and Geography 1 credit
World History and Geography 1 credit
Government half credit
Economics half credit
Science (Must include Biology and either Chemistry or Physics, plus a third Science credit) 3 credits
Math (Must include content of Algebra I,Geometry and Algebra II plus a fourth math credit. A math credit must be taken in the senior year.) 4 credits
Health/PE 1 credit
Visual/Performing Arts 1 credit
On-line Experience (Must show competence through a class or with assignments incorporated into other classes)
World Language 2 credits
Total 18