Bowers Academy Graduation Requirements
Per Board Policy 5204.2 (updated in July of 2016) - All students must earn a minimum of 26 credits to be eligible for a Bloomfield Hills Diploma. The policy clarifies that students who attend Bloomfield Hills High School must earn a total of 28 credits and that students who attend Bowers Academy must earn a minimum of 26 credits. All students must complete all graduation requirements as outlined and approved by the board. The difference in the two credits earned should be accounted for in elective credit (unless a deviation of standards is approved).
All students who attend Bowers Academy are eligible for a Bloomfield Hills Diploma if they have earned a minimum of 26 credits and have completed all requirements as outlined in accordance with MMC and the district graduation requirements (4 English, 3 Science, etc).
- Bowers Academy students must earn a minimum of 26 credits to be granted a Bloomfield Hills Schools diploma. The diploma reads “Bloomfield Hills Schools” without indication of Bowers Academy.
- Students who attend Bloomfield Hills High School must earn a minimum of 28 credits to be granted a Bloomfield Hills High School diploma. The diploma indicates “Bloomfield Hills High School.”
Students who are enrolled at Bowers Academy and earn 28 or more credits have the opportunity to earn a diploma from Bloomfield Hills High School and to participate in commencement with all Bloomfield Hills High School students earning a diploma.
Students who are enrolled at Bowers Academy and do not earn 28 credits are not eligible to participate in commencement with Bloomfield Hills High School. Rather, these students may participate in commencement with Bowers Academy students.
A disposition to inquire about the world
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A disposition to understand multiple perspectives
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A disposition toward respectful dialogue
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A disposition toward grappling with complexities
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A disposition toward taking responsible action
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