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Figure 7. Metropolitan Learning Center (Bloomfield, Conn.) Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (Effective with Graduating Class of 2007)

The graduation requirements for the Metropolitan Learning Center Magnet School reflect the school's magnet theme of global and international studies with a rigorous emphasis on world languages and state of the art technology. The organization of the school, the curriculum, and resulting graduation requirements are based on The New England Association of Schools and Colleges standards on teaching and learning, the pillars articulated in "Breaking Ranks, Changing an American Institution" published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the vision of the Connecticut State Department of Education's 21st Century work on Reconceptualizing Connecticut's High Schools.

 Connecticut General Statutes CGS 10-22(a) (Credit/Credit Equivalents)MLC Graduation Requirements (Credit/Credit Equivalents)
Social Studies33
Arts (Art, Drama, Music and Dance)1Essentials: (Art, Music, Technology, Personal Wellness, Exercise Science, International Seminars)
Physical Education/Health1
World Language 3
Senior Project 1
Global & International Studies 1

Source: Metropolitan Learning Center. Used with permission.

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Last Modified: 10/20/2008