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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

!0 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

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.

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.