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 (Pure Mathematics 20, Applied Mathematics 20 or Mathematics 24) (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:
• Career and Technology Studies(CTS)
• Fine Arts
• Physical Education 20 and/or 30
• Locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages,
Knowledge and Employability occupational courses or IOP occupational courses
• Knowledge and Employability courses
• Registered Apprenticeship Program courses
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 (3000series) 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
The science requirement—Science 20 or 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20—may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 14 and Science 10.
Science 20 is not available in Francophone schools.
See information on exemption from the physical education requirement.
See information on exemption from the CALM requirement.
Students may earn any number of credits in the study of second languages, but only a maximum of 25 language credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.
Students entering Grade 10 in the 1998–1999 school year and subsequent school years will be able to use Physical Education 20 and/or 30 to meet this 10-credit requirement.
30-level English language arts or 30-level social studies courses from a different course sequence may not be used to meet the 30-level course requirement.
Students may earn any number of credits in Work Experience, but only 15 credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.
- For 30-level courses that have a diploma examination, the final course mark consists of a blend of the school-awarded mark and the diploma examination mark.
- For more information, students in Francophone programs should consult the Alberta High School Diploma Requirements for French First Language–Francophone.
- Mature students should consult the Mature Students section for applicable requirements.
The graduation requirements listed above are taken from Alberta Education's Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12 2011-2012.
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