Graduation Requirements

Many core requirements can be substituted with Advanced Placement or IB courses. Course options will be available to meet the needs of the student's Educational Development Plan. 

The chart below outlines the 21 credits needed* in order to earn a West Ottawa High School diploma.

*Students must also complete all parts of the Michigan Merit Exam in order to be eligible for graduation per board policy. 

Note:  Be sure to review the NCAA curriculum requirements if you wish to play sports in college.  A link is provided to their requirements under the Graduation Requirements tab.  More information is available from the Athletic Director or your counselor, or go to

Audit Sheet