​Dual Credit at the CBE

As a CBE student you may choose to take a dual credit program as part of your high school learning plan. Dual credit programs allow you to:

  • Study in an area of passion and interest
  • Get a jump start on post-secondary learning.
  • Earn high school and post-secondary credits (transferable).
  • Build confidence and develop skills that will support a successful post- secondary transition.
  • Experience a post-secondary learning environment and learn about on-going opportunities.
  • Reduce first year course load and the time required to complete a program.

As a dual credit student, you would be enrolled in both a post-secondary institution and in your high school concurrently. You would earn credits towards both a high school diploma and post-secondary degree or diploma.


Application packages and program details will be posted on:

www.cbe.ab.ca/unique-opportunities​.

Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Courses

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program at Forest Lawn High School is intended to provide opportunities for students:

  • To engage in rigorous exploration of areas of strength and passion in an enriched curriculum
  • To holistically interconnect core subjects with other disciplines in the options and trades
  • Who are academically prepared and motivated to take University/College level courses and potentially earn credits for University level courses

Advanced Placement (AP) is one high school route for university preparation, providing enriched and challenging academic courses that parallel and expand on the material covered in Alberta Education curricula. These courses are designed to help you develop good academic habits: analytical reasoning skills and disciplined study. AP provides the flexibility to take one or more courses depending on your interests. Successful completion of AP examinations can lead to obtaining credit for some first-year university courses. In addition to the AP exams, you are still required to write the Alberta Diploma Examinations in January or June.

Recommended Sequence for AP / Dual-Credit Courses

Students requesting to take AP courses offered in Grade 11 and 12 are required to have a teacher recommendation in the pre-requisite course.

Dual Credit

Dual-Credit, Exploratory and Off-Campus Programs

We partner with post-secondary institutions, businesses and organizations to offer a wide-range of off-campus courses and work-experience opportunities for students. These are often practical, hands-on learning experiences that that can set students up for future success in post-secondary programs or the workplace.

New programs are added throughout the year. Please check back often.

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Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

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