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Senior High School Graduation Requirements

Alberta High School Diploma Graduation Requirements

Certificate of High School Achievement

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (ENGLISH)

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

100 CREDITS including the following:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 30 LEVEL (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)

SOCIAL STUDIES – 30 LEVEL (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)

MATHEMATICS – 20 LEVEL (Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-3)

SCIENCE – 20 LEVEL(Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)

CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

10 CREDITS IN ANY COMBINATION FROM:

• Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

• Fine Arts courses

• Second Languages courses

• Physical Education 20 and/or 30

• Knowledge and Employability courses

• Registered Apprenticeship Program courses

• Locally developed/acquired and authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages or Knowledge and Employability occupational courses‘

 

10 CREDITS IN ANY 30-LEVEL COURSE

(IN ADDITION TO A 30-LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND A 30-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE)’

These courses may include:

• 30-level locally developed/acquired and authorized courses

• Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses

• 30-level Work Experience courses“

• 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses

• 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program courses

• 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses

• Special Projects 30

 

Œ The science requirement—Science 20 or 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20—may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 14 and Science 10.

 Science 20 is available in English only.

Ž See information on exemption from the physical education requirement.

 See information on exemption from the CALM requirement.

 Students may earn any number of credits in the study of second languages, but only a maximum of 25 language credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.

‘ Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) occupational courses may be used in place of Knowledge and Employability occupational courses to fulfill this requirement.

’ 30-level English language arts or 30-level social studies courses from a different course sequence may not be used to meet the 30-level course requirement.

“ Students may earn a maximum of 30 credits in Work Experience, but only 15 credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.

• For 30-level courses that have a diploma examination, the final course mark consists of a blend of the school-awarded mark and the diploma examination mark.

For more detailed information please refer to the

Guide to Education