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Academic Guidelines

Alberta High School Diploma

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 Languages Arts – 30 Level (English Language Arts 30-1, 30-2)
  • Social Studies – 30 Level (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)
  • Mathematics – 20 Level (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 & 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, or Knowledge & Employability courses
  • Knowledge & Employability
  • 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:

  • 30 Level locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses
  • Advanced Level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses
  • 30 Level Work Experience
  • 30 Level Knowledge & Employability course
  • 30 Level Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • 30 Level Green Certificate Specialization courses
  • Special Projects 30

See your counselor if you have concerns about meeting these requirements.

Closing Ceremonies

To participate in Closing Ceremonies, students must complete a minimum of 80 credits towards their Alberta High School Diploma by June of their Grade 12 year. It is expected that all academic requirements will be met with the completion of Summer School or Distant Learning courses. If necessary, a written plan or confirmation of enrollment in courses outside of CHHS must be submitted by students to Administration prior to the Closing Ceremony.

Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

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 OR 20-4
  • Science 14, 10-3 OR 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 OR 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 Credits)
  • Career & Life Management (3 Credits)

5 Credits In

  • 30 level Knowledge & Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30 level Work Experience course or
  • 30 level Green Certificate or Special Projects or
  • 30 level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course

See your counselor if you have concerns about meeting these requirements.

Closing Ceremonies

To participate in Closing Ceremonies, students must complete a minimum of 65 credits towards their Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement requirements by June of their Grade 12 year. It is expected that all requirements will be met with the completion of Summer School or Distant Learning courses. If necessary, a written plan or confirmation of enrollment in courses outside of CHHS must be submitted by students to Administration prior to the Closing Ceremony.

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