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High School Credit

While the State of Michigan sets minimum high school graduation requirements through the Michigan Merit Curriculum, only local school districts can grant high school credit. Local school boards may still set graduation requirements higher than the minimum set by the State.


Changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) made by State Legislators in 2014 significantly increased the number of high school graduation requirements can be met or replaced by Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. All LISD TECH Center classes are state-approved CTE programs.

One of the biggest changes in 2014 allowed for CTE classes like those offered at the LISD TECH Center to meet or replace several high school graduation requirements.

Current MMC legislation allows all LISD TECH Center classes to be taken in lieu of the 2nd-year world language and 3rd-year of science requirements. Some LISD TECH Center classes meet English, math, and 2nd-year science requirements (new in 2014), as well as the online and visual, performing and applied arts requirements.

In order to earn the high school credit through a CTE program, a student must complete the program. Some LISD TECH Center programs are two-year programs.

logo_PDF2Chart of graduation requirements met by the LISD TECH Center


2nd-year World Languages

3rd-year Science

English Language Arts

4th-year Math

2nd-year Science

All LISD TECH Center classes

All LISD TECH Center classes

Education Careers; Engineering, Design & CAD (.5); Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Finance (.5); Health Care Careers (.5), Nursing Preparation, Video & Audio Production (.5)

Agri-Tech (.5); Horticulture (.5); Auto Collision; Auto Service; Biochemical Technology; Computer Information Services; Computer Programming (tbd); Building Trades; Construction Careers; Residential Construction; Culinary Arts; Engineering Design & CAD; Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Finance; Graphic Imaging (.5); Nursing Preparation; Advanced Manufacturing; Mechatronics (tbd); Welding Technology; Natural Resources (.5).

Second-year science classes in Agriculture and Anatomy were included in the MMC under the 2014 legislation. LISD TECH Center classes under review to meet the MMC science standards include: Agri-Tech, Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Biochemical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Careers, and Nursing Preparation.