To go beyond the
academic credit requirements by adding more math, science, English
language arts, or world
· To modify the mathematics requirement.
· To modify, if necessary, the credit requirements of a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
· To modify credit requirements for a student who transfers from out of state or from a nonpublic school and is unable to meet the MMC requirements.
PC modifications must align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or High School Content Expectations (HSCE) as practicable and must not create barriers that limit a student’s opportunity to be engaged in a rigorous curriculum. The legislative intent of the PC is to individualize the rigor and relevance of the educational experience. In this context, “practicable” is an inclusive term meaning as much of the subject area content expectations as possible during high school instruction. Students with an IEP operate under this same context.
While every request to
modify a student’s graduation requirements should be considered, the district may deny
a PC request if:
· The request does not comply with state statute.
· Other options for meeting the student’s educational needs have not been documented.
· The requested PC is not in the best interest of the student.
The members of the PC
development team cannot reach agreement.
PC development and identification of practicable content begins with:
· Identification of the student’s career pathway.
· Requirements for achieving career and postsecondary goals.
· An analysis of the student’s current and past levels of performance, including student strengths, which will be enhanced through the PC (i.e., transcript and formal and informal assessment data).
· Identification of the courses and other educational experiences the student needs to progress along the career pathway and achieve postsecondary goals [as identified in the Educational Development Plan (EDP)].
The PC modifications should:
· Facilitate progress along the student’s career pathway and the achievement of postsecondary goals.
· Enhance the relevance of the student’s educational experience.
· Provide access to MMC content knowledge, processes, and skills.
· Provide full access to statewide assessments.
· Provide a gateway to employment and productive adult living.
· Maintain the integrity of the diploma.
Modifications Not Allowed:
There are no modifications to credit requirements allowed in the following areas (exceptions may apply for students with an IEP or transfer students):
· English Language Arts
· Online Learning Experiences
· World Languages
The link below is from the Grosse Pointe Public Schools High School Program of Studies lists the graduation requirements necessary to obtain a diploma from a Grosse Pointe North or Grosse Pointe South.
Michigan Department of Education – Personal Curriculum Parent and Educator Guide http://michigan.gov/documents/mde/PC_Guide_Final_5_12_09_277958_7.pdf
Michigan Department of Education – Personal Curriculum Supplement to the Parent and Educator Guide http://michigan.gov/documents/mde/PC_Extras_Final_5_12_09_277957_7.pdf
Michigan Department of Education – Personal Curriculum FAQ