MHS Course Description Book

UPDATED FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION YEARS 2018-2020

To qualify for graduation from Merrill High School, a student needs to earn the following credits:

English

English 9 - 1.0 CREDIT

English 10 - 1.0 CREDIT

English Electives, Grade 11/12 - 2.0 CREDIT

TOTAL 4.0 CREDITS

Social Studies

World History, Grade 9 - 1.0 CREDIT

United States History, Grade 10 - 1.0 CREDIT

American Government, Grade 11/12 - 0.5 CREDIT

Social Studies Electives - 0.5 CREDIT

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Mathematics

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Science

General Physical Science, Grade 9 - 1.0 CREDIT

Biology, Grade 10 - 1.0 CREDIT

Science Elective, Grade 11/12 - 1.0 CREDIT

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Physical Education

Freshman PE, Grade 9 - 0.5 CREDIT

Physical Education Electives, Grades 10/12 - 1.0 CREDIT

(Student needs to earn Physical Education credits over three of their four years)

TOTAL 1.5

Health

TOTAL 0.5 CREDITS

Personal Finance

TOTAL 0.5 CREDITS

Electives

TOTAL 6.0 CREDITS

TOTAL 21.5 CREDITS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION YEARS 2021+

To qualify for graduation from Merrill High School, a student needs to earn the following credits:

English

English 9 - 1.0 CREDIT

English 10 - 1.0 CREDIT

English Electives, Grade 11/12 - 2.0 CREDIT

TOTAL 4.0 CREDITS

Social Studies

World History, Grade 9 - 1.0 CREDIT

United States History, Grade 10 - 1.0 CREDIT

American Government, Grade 11/12 - 0.5 CREDIT

Social Studies Electives - 0.5 CREDIT

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Mathematics

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Science

Biology - 1.0 CREDIT

Science Elective - 1.0 CREDITS

Science Elective - 1.0 CREDITS

TOTAL 3.0 CREDITS

Physical Education

PE 101, Grade 9 - 0.5 CREDIT

Physical Education Electives, Grades 10/12 - 1.0 CREDIT

(Student needs to earn Physical Education credits over three of their four years)

TOTAL 1.5

Health

TOTAL 0.5 CREDITS

Personal Finance

TOTAL 0.5 CREDITS

Electives

TOTAL 8.0 CREDITS

TOTAL 23.5 CREDITS

To earn a high school diploma, a student must fulfill and pass these minimum requirements as outlined by the Board of Education of the Merrill Area Public Schools (MAPS). MAPS policy and state requirements mandate that high school students be scheduled for each period of the school day including classes and resources. (Policy 5110.1)