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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 
Graduation requirements for Hartland High School students shall be established by the Board of Education. The Class of 2011 and beyond are required to meet the Rigorous Curriculum Graduation Requirements that have been adopted by the State of Michigan.
 
To be eligible for graduation from Hartland High School, a regular day student must:
1. attend eight (8) semesters of high school or arrange for early graduation with your counselor
2. be enrolled for a full complement of credits each semester
3. meet the minimum attendance requirements
4. successfully meet alternative requirements as established by the Hartland Board of Education
5. successfully complete 23 credits for the Class of 2015; 24 credits for the class of 2016; and 25 credits for the classes of 2017 and beyond.
6. participate in the MME/MI Access testing during eleventh grade. (In extreme cases students may petition for the re-testing period in their senior year to count for this requirement.)
7. successfully complete the required credits, with a grade of D- or better, in the following areas:
 
ENGLISH – 8 semesters, to include:
A. English 9 A & B or Honors English 9 (2 semesters)
B. English 10 A & B or American Studies or Honors English 10 (2 semesters)
C. English 11 A & B or A.P. Language & Composition (2 semesters)
D. English 12 A & B or A.P. Literature & Composition (2 semesters)
 
SOCIAL STUDIES – 6 semesters, to include:
A. Global Studies A & B (2 semesters)
B. American History A & B or American Studies or AP United States History (2 semesters)
C. American Government (1 semester) or AP United States Government & Comparative Politics (2 semesters)
D. Economics (1 semester) or Marketing 1 (2 semesters) 
 
SCIENCE – 6 semesters, to include:
A. Biology A & B (2 semesters)
B. Geophysical Science A & B (2 semesters) *if taken in 8th grade, must take a 3rd year of science in high school
C. Chemistry A & B or Physics A & B (2 semesters of either)
 
MATH – 8 semesters, to include:
A. Algebra I A & B  (2 semesters)
B. Geometry A & B (2 semesters)
C. Algebra II A & B (2 semesters)
D. Math Course in 12th grade (2 semesters)
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH – 2 semesters, to include:
A. Health: 1 semester, recommended in ninth or tenth grade
B. Personal Fitness*: 1 semester, recommended in ninth or tenth grade
 
ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE (OLE):
A. 1 semester of an OLE course or other approved online learning experience
 
VISUAL, PERFORMING, OR APPLIED ARTS (VPA) – 2 semesters:
A. Two semesters of a course/courses that qualify as a VPA credit (art, music, career tech, etc.)
 
WORLD LANGUAGE – 4 semesters (Class of 2016 and beyond):
A. Two full years of a world language – must be of the same language
 
*Three consecutive years of high school marching band camp and passing grades in six consecutive semesters of band class meet this requirement. Revised School Code 380.1502 (2)
NOTE: Students must be careful not to lose credit due to attendance issues as found in the parent-student handbook.
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