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Senior High School Graduation Requirements

Alberta High School Diploma Graduation Requirements

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 specific courses.

100 CREDITS
including the following:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - 30 LEVEL
(English Language Arts 30-1, 30-2)
SOCIAL STUDIES - 30 LEVEL
(Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)

MATHEMATICS - 20 LEVEL
(Pure Mathematics 20, Applied Mathematics 20 or Mathematics 24)

(Mathematics 20-1, 20-2, or 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)
  • Fine Arts
  • Second Languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or 30
  • Locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages, Knowledge and Employability or IOP
  • Knowledge and Employability or IOP occupational courses
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program

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:

The science requirement—Science 20, 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20—may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 10 and Science 14.
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.
Students entering Grade 10 in the 1998-1999 school year and subsequent school years will be able to use Physical Education 20 and/or 30 to meet this 10-credit requirement.
30-level English 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 any number of credits in work experience, but only 15 credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.

FURTHER NOTES:

Certificate of High School Achievement

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT
The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.
80 CREDITS
including the following:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-2 OR 30-4
MATHEMATICS 10-3, 14 OR 20-4
SCIENCE 14 OR 20-4
 
SOCIAL STUDIES 10-2 OR 20-4
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)
CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

5 CREDITS IN

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational course, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally developed course with an occupational focus

AND

5 CREDITS IN

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course , or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course
or
5 CREDITS IN
30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course
Students enrolled in senior high IOP as of January 2006 may choose to complete the requirements for the Certificate of High School Achievement or the Certificate of Achievement (Appendix 5).
To qualify for a Certificate of High School Achievement, students must be enrolled in a minimum of one academic Knowledge and Employability course.
To transition to the new Certificate of High School Achievement, 36-level IOP Occupational courses may be used in lieu of 30-4-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational courses.
Refer to the Off-campus Education Guide for Administrators, Counsellors and Teachers, 2000 for additional information.
Refer to the Alberta Education Web site for additional Green Certificate information.
Refer to the Registered Apprenticeship Program: Information Manual, 2004 for additional information.

 

For more detailed information please refer to the

Guide to Education