Graduation Requirements

Twenty-two credits are required to graduate from Ontonagon Area High School. Students must pass enough elective courses beyond the requirements listed below to earn a total of twenty-two credits. In addition to the credit requirement, students must also sit for and take the State’s mandatory high school assessment tests in their junior year to be eligible for graduation. Students planning to participate in the commencement ceremony, attend any senior high school academic awards ceremonies, or be eligible to receive any academic honors must also be enrolled in and maintain a full academic schedule or program of instruction. Graduation requirements are aligned with the Michigan Merit Curriculum.

Language Arts

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

Social Studies

  • American History
  • Government (1 semester)
  • Economics (1 semester)
  • World History


  • Physical Science
  • Biology 1
  • Physics or Chemistry


  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Math Elective


One semester of Health is required

Physical Education

One semester of Physical Education is required


Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts

Community Involvement

Senior Project (This may be waived at the principal’s or counselor’s discretion)

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