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Graduation Requirements

To graduate from a high school in the Waterford School District, students must successfully complete the following requirements:

I.  The Michigan Merit Core of academic courses in the State Board’s plan includes:


    • four years of English language arts;
    • four years of math which include one year each of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an additional math class in the senior year;
    • three years of science which includes one year each of Biology; Physics or Chemistry; and one additional year of science;
    • three years of social science, which must include a semester of civics and a semester of economics;
    • two years of foreign languages sometime during the K-12 experience; (beginning with students entering 3rd grade in 2006)
    • one year of health and physical education; and
    • one year of visual and performing arts

II.  Required Credits:

Attention all 11th Grade Students
SAT and the MME (Michigan Merit Exam)

All students in grade 11 take the SAT.

  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep before the exams
  • Have your student eat a good breakfast
  • Have them bring a current photo ID, such as a drivers license or school ID
  • Inform them that I pods and cell phones are NOT permitted
  • Review the rules regarding calculator use in the letter sent home
  • Encourage your student to do his very best. His scores can earn college admission and scholarship opportunities
  • Talk with your student about any concerns/anxiety he may have in the testing situation
  • Remind them food and drink are prohibited
  • Provide number 2 pencils to bring to the exam
  • Remember that your positive attitude will go a long way to influence your child's success!