​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

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

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.

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​​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:


​​Exploring Career Choices

Career and Technology education provides CBE students with opportunities for personalized learning that are dynamic and support them to transition into education, training and work. It is a part of the Alberta Programs of Study, and is offered in every school, every day and for every student.
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program designed for our high school students. Students develop career and technology-related skills while enhancing employability competencies. Here is an overview of CTS pathways and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Occupational Courses, and information on specialized facilities.

Career & Technology Centre at Lord Shaughnessy High School

The Career & Technology Centre (CTC) is a hub for CTS learning for students registered in CBE high schools across Calgary. Students who attend the CTC will take courses at their designated high schools, but they will also access the CTC to enhance their learning through credentialed, dual credit or pre-placement programs for specific periods of time.

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