NICE Guidance

Financial Aide

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The Tuition Incentive Program is an inventive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial eligibility requirements, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services, formerly the Family Independence Agency (FIA),1607,7,-128-1728_1938-6037–,00.html

Please stop by the Guidance Office, we will be able to help you in finding out if you are eligible.


Credit Requirements for Graduation

A student attending Westwood High School for four years will have the opportunity to earn 28 credits. A minimum of 26 credits is required for graduation. Within those 26 credits, the following requirements must be met: 


English Language Arts – 4 credits

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

Math – 4 credits

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • (1) Additional class

Science – 3 credits

  • Physical Science
  • Biology or Applied Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics or Applied Chemistry

Social Studies – 3 credits

  • World History/Geography
  • US History/Geography
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
  • American Government (1/2 credit)

Visual, Performing and Applied Arts – 1 credit

Physical and Health Education  – 1 credit

  • PE/Swimming (1/2 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

**Other Electives – 10 credits


** Students will need to earn 2 credits of Foreign Language. Students may substitute a CTE Program or a Visual & Performing Arts credit to meet the 2nd year of the World Language requirement. The Same Visual & Performing Arts credits cannot be used to meet both the World Language and Visual & Performing Arts requirement.

Approved Foreign Language credits taken prior to HS (example 8th grade online foreign language) will count towards the total credit requirement.


Westwood High School is pleased to announce that we have implemented a new college guidance management system called Scoir (pronounced “score”). This new, modern online system will streamline the process of requesting, processing, sending and tracking the electronic delivery of all application-related documents. More importantly, it’s helpful for students and parents during the college search and selection process. Scoir also provides parents with useful financial calculators so you can determine the likely cost of attendance at different colleges and consider the affordability when deciding where to apply. Scoir exists to help more students achieve more positive outcomes, and we’re excited that our students have access to this system and the opportunities it provides. Click here to get started.



Click here to request transcripts*

If your current last name is different than the last name you graduated with, please include that last name in your request.  

*The link above provides you with the ability to request transcripts through Secure Transcript. Transcripts requested online are sent securely to the colleges, universities, or scholarship funds that you select.
You may track your request online, and you will also receive an email notification when we approve your transcript request, and again when your transcript is mailed (or delivered electronically, based on the delivery preference of the destination that you selected).