I am an aspiring mathematics student at a public high school in Midland, Michigan.

I have studied over the summer 8 AP courses, and filled out a variety of paperwork in advance to test out of these AP courses.

The Michigan Merit Curriculum Law has a section referring to schools allowing students to test out, and requiring it.

After reading it, I had the impression that I could graduate with the credits gained from the test-out.

Today, I had a meeting with the principal, and I was told that there did not exist tests for skipping the courses I filled out paperwork for, and even if there were, I would never be allowed to graduate early.

Is this legal, and in compliance with the Michigan Merit Curriculum Law?

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    michigan.gov/documents/mde/… "Local boards of education can establish additional graduation requirements beyond those in the MMC and the total number of credits required for graduation."
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 2:24
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    That explains the graduation requirements. But it doesn’t explain how they won’t let me test out of classes. Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 19:40
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    Not trying to provide an answer in the comment, just a link to relevant information.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 21:43
  • I. for one, need clarification , please. Does "test out of classes" mean sit an exam as an external candidate, rather than officially as a student of the school running the exams? Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 18:42
  • @RobbieGoodwin No, I am a student of the school in question. Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 19:03


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