Traditionally, a student will complete graduation requirements in four years. In order to receive a diploma and graduate, a student will need to meet the school and state requirements for course work, and meet the total number of minimum credits approved by the Board of Education. Students are also required to complete all components of the Michigan Merit Examination.Twenty-two (22) satisfactory credits must be earned. A credit, to be satisfactory, must be graded at a minimum of a grade of D-. A diploma will not be awarded until all required credits are earned.