The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and specific courses. The High School Diploma is an official document issued by Alberta Education (mailed to your home three months after graduation – October) certifying the holder has completed a prescribed program of instruction and earned a minimum of 100 credits.
IMPORTANT – Credits are earned for a course if the final mark is 50% or higher.
100 Credits including the following
- English 30-1 or 30-2
- Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
- Mathematics 20-1, 20-2 or 20-3
- Science 20, 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)
- Physical Education 20 and/or 30
- Locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses in CTS, fine arts or second languages
- Fine Arts
- Second Languages
- K & E Courses (Knowledge and Employability)
- RAP courses (Registered Apprenticeship Program)
in any 30-Level Course (In addition to a 30-level English Language Arts and a 30-level Social Studies course as specified above)
- 35 - level locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses
- 3000 Series: advanced level in Career and Technology Studies courses
- 35 - level Work Experience courses
- 30 - 4 level K & E Courses (Knowledge and Employability)
- 35 - Level RAP Courses (Registered Apprenticeship Program)
Each course is assigned a credit value determined by Alberta Education. A half semester course is worth 3 credits while a full semester course is worth 5 credits. In CTS courses, each module completed earns one credit. A student must achieve a mark of 50% in a course or module to receive credits. We encourage you to have a full schedule, especially in the first and second year of high school.