(As outlined in the Michigan Merit Curriculum and IPS Board policies.)


Course Name                                                          Credits Required

English                                                                                     4.0

           (English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12)  

Mathematics                                                                             4.0

        (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Senior Elective)

        Physical Education & Health                                            1.0

Science                                                                                     3.0

        (Earth Science, Biology, Physics or Chemistry)

Social Studies                                                                           3.0

        (World History, US History, Economics, Government)

Visual, Performing and Applied Arts                                         1.0


World Language                                                                        2.0

Total Credits Required for Graduation                                  18.0

Graduation Notes:

1.       Two courses in the same foreign language may be required for entrance into a college/university.  Each student is responsible for checking entrance requirements to ensure proper preparation.

2.       Core/Graduation requirements have been established by the State of Michigan.  All students must complete the required core classes in order to graduate.

3.       Students must make a good faith effort on State Standardized Testing to receive a diploma from Ionia Public Schools.

Any deviations must be approved by the Board of Education.  Such deviations must best serve the physical or educational needs of the student.  Commencement exercises will include only those students who have successfully completed requirements for graduation.  A student may be denied participation in the graduation ceremony when personal conduct so warrants.