The chart below outlines one way of achieving Alberta High School
Diploma graduation requirements, in English. Course sequencing and
selection will vary for individual students.
|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
|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 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
Work Experience provides students with an opportunity to do some career exploration while working or volunteering outside the classroom in a community or professional environment. This course is designed for the development of valuable employability skills.
Students must acquire a minimum of 75 hours to earn 3 credits. After that accomplishment, they receive 1 credit for every 25 hours earned after the 75 hours worked at their work site. Students must be engaged in supervised work and their hours are verified by their employer on weekly time sheets. Work Place Safety (HCS3000), a 1 credit course, must be completed by all students prior to any hours being counted for credit in Work Experience.
To learn more
The complete chart, including footnotes, is available in the Guide to Education.