Personal Curriculum

The personal curriculum (PC) is a tool for modifying the Michigan Merit Curriculum in order to individualize the rigor and relevance of the state graduation requirements. All students are eligible for a Personal Curriculum with different populations of students falling under different rules for modifications allowed.

Follow this link from the Michigan Department of Education for information to help educators, students, and parents understand when it may be appropriate to use a personal curriculum (PC) option to modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) requirements. State statute allows personal curriculum modification in order to:

  • Go beyond the academic credit requirements by adding more math, science, English language arts, or world languages credits; or completing a department-approved formal career and technical education program. 
  • Modify the State Content Standards for Mathematics. 
  • Modify, when necessary, the credit requirements of a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). 
  • 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.