Graduation Requirements

To earn a WAY diploma, students must meet the graduation requirements outlined by the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Read more at the Michigan Department of Education website.

Graduation Tracks

WAY Academy offers three graduation tracks to meet the needs of students. Upon enrolling students are placed on a graduation track that meets their needs and future plans.

22 Credit Graduation Track

Incoming 9th graders are required to earn a minimum of 22 credits to receive a diploma from WAY Academy. This track is encouraged for students planning on attending college.

Content Area Credits
Math 4
English Language Arts4
Science3
Social Studies3
Physical Education & Health1
Visual & Performing Arts1
Foreign Language2
Electives4
Total22

20 Credit Graduation Track

Students who are behind in their amount of credits can be placed on a 20 credit graduation track. This track requires the same Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements, but reduces the amount of elective courses.

Content Area Credits
Math 4
English Language Arts4
Science3
Social Studies3
Physical Education & Health1
Visual & Performing Arts1
Foreign Language2
Electives2
Total20

18 Credit Graduation Track

Students who are at risk of aging out of earning a high school diploma can be placed on a 18 credit graduation track. This track requires the same Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements, but reduces the amount of elective courses.

Content Area Credits
Math 4
English Language Arts4
Science3
Social Studies3
Physical Education & Health1
Visual & Performing Arts1
Foreign Language2
Total18