High School Curriculum

High School Graduation Requirements

In high school our students are readying for their next steps in life - college and/or career.

Michigan Merit Curriculum

Okay, high school students and parents.  Here's the scoop with everything you need to know about the required high school curriculum and graduation requirements.  It's called the Michigan Merit Curriculum, and is the tool to which we refer when making sure students are ready to graduate.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Our Expeditionary Learning curriculum includes four 8-week modules, with 3 units in each, comprising a full year’s curriculum.Each module progresses in a standard sequence: Building Background Knowledge (Unit 1), Extended
Reading and Research (Unit 2), and Extended Writing (Unit 3).

Modules are linked by “big ideas” and “guiding questions” that speak to both the standards and the content.

Each module is anchored by one or more books—not textbooks or anthologies—that have been carefully chosen to take the guesswork out of selecting texts.

All students read the same increasingly complex texts, and teachers are given lesson-specific strategies for meeting all students’ needs.

Each module has 7 assessments – 3 mid-unit, 3 end-of-unit and one culminating performance task that always involves writing from evidence.

Science and Social Studies content reinforces literacy strategies across the disciplines.

The curriculum contains: curriculum plan, standards-aligned curriculum map, formative and summative assessments and end-of-unit performance task, teacher-facing materials and student consumables. Supported by: central texts from various publishers, recommendations for optional texts at multiple Lexile levels, and embedded, authentic informational texts. Plus these online supports: classroom videos of CCSS-aligned instructional practices, an archive of exemplary student work from all grade levels, and teacher toolkits providing instructional strategies for literacy across the disciplines.

High School Mathematics

In Mathematics, we'll be using Eureka Math, a special curriculum designed for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  Remember, we are required by the Michigan Department of Education to teach the Common Core standards, and we searched far and wide for curriculum that would meet the needs of our students.

We're bringing Eureka Math to our school district!  We want to make sure all of our students have a chance to learn the same rigorous content. 

Grade 9 Mathematics

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Module 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs

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Module 2: Descriptive Statistics

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Module 3: Linear and Exponential Functions

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Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations, and Functions

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Module 5: A Synthesis of Modeling with Equations and Functions

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Grade 10 Mathematics

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Module 1: Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

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Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry

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Module 3: Extending to Three Dimensions

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Module 4: Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates

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Module 5: Circles with and Without Coordinates Review and Examinations

Grade 11 Mathematics

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Module 1: Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships

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Module 2: Trigonometric Functions

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Module 3: Functions

Module 4: Inferences and Conclusions from Data

Module 5: Review and Examinations

Grade 12 Mathematics

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Module 1: Complex Numbers and Transformations

Module 2: Vectors and Matrices

Module 3: Rational and Exponential Functions

Module 4: Trigonometry

Module 5: Probability and Statistics

Module 6: Review and Examinations