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MPS Graduation Requirements: Helping students discover what they want to become

MPS Graduation Requirements: Helping students discover what they want to become
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The Minneapolis Board of Education in 2015 voted to approve changes to graduation requirements that will offer students more flexibility to choose courses that interest them and match their postsecondary plans.
Learn more about the changes.

MPS aims to offer all of its students a well-rounded and high-quality educational experience. The new graduation requirements will support this goal in the following ways:

  • All students will be more engaged in coursework that allows them to pursue their passions and interests.
  • Students who are struggling will be able to recover important credits in core classes like math and reading.
  • Students who are doing well will be able to excel further by taking additional foreign languages, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other electives.
  • Students who are career-focused will have more access to career and college programs through Career and Technical Education (CTE), Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) or internships.

 

Graduation requirements for current high school students (the classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)  
Stay the course! We are not changing the requirements for current high school students because so many have already mapped out the path to graduation. 
View  information about specific classes required for graduation.

 

Graduation requirements for students who will graduate in 2019 and beyond
Students in the graduating class of 2019 and beyond will now have more flexibility to choose courses that interest them and match their postsecondary plans. We are creating more opportunity for students to express themselves as individuals. 
View  information about specific classes required for graduation.

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