Changes to Michigan High School Graduation Requirements

By: News 10
By: News 10

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has signed changes in Michigan's high school graduation requirements affecting math, foreign language, and health and physical education classes.

Two laws signed Wednesday rewrite a provision that gives students flexibility to meet the algebra II credit by taking welding or another career tech class.

Snyder says the goal is giving K-12 districts more flexibility to weave algebra II into career tech programs while maintaining "necessary rigor."

Michigan requires students to complete two years of a foreign language.

Now in the next six years, students can fulfill half the requirement in a career tech or art class.

Students who now need one year of health and physical education will get flexibility.

They can take a half-credit of health and count extracurricular activities as a half-credit in gym.


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