The Personal Curriculum is an option any student or family can explore as a way to modify certain graduation requirements and earn a diploma. The purpose of secondary education is to prepare students for life after high school. Any modification to a student’s graduation requirements needs to be consistent with this purpose. The high school diploma is documentation that the student has met the expectations and possesses the knowledge and skills necessary for postsecondary success. Students who are not pursuing a diploma or students who are unable to meet modified MMC requirements do not need a Personal Curriculum.
The purpose of the Personal Curriculum process is to modify specific credit requirements and/or content expectations based on the individual learning needs of a student. It is designed to serve students who want to accelerate or go beyond the MMC requirements and students who need to individualize learning requirements to meet the MMC requirements.
For questions or further information regarding Personal Curriculums please contact your High School Counselor.
Personal Curriculum Process Checklist
Request Form for Personal Curriculum
MDE Parents Guide to Personal Curriculum
MDE What's New? House Bills 4465 and 4466
MDE Personal Curriculum Additional Resources
MDE Personal Curriculum Frequently Asked Questions