Curriculum changes coming to high schools

High school curriculum is changing in Michigan.

The House Committee on Education took up the Michigan Merit Curriculum this week. Some lawmakers want to give students more career and vocational education options.

House Bills 4465 and 4466 would make those changes.

Currently, all students must take Algebra II to be eligible to graduate.  The legislation would change that requirement, and allow a vocational or career education class to fulfill the requirement.

Another change would be the addition of agri-science.  Right now, students must complete biology and either chemistry or physics to graduate.

Other changes include the elimination of the foreign language requirement and the ability to set up a personalized curriculum.