High School Credit System
The number of credits needed to graduate is 30 over four years. This includes all of the required provincial compulsory and optional credits throughout their grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 years.
In order to graduate, a student must complete all the requirements below. For example, if a student has 34 credits, but does not have a grade 12 English credit, they are NOT eligible to graduate because grade 12 English is a compulsory course.
Most compulsory grade 9, 10, and 11 courses are prerequisites. This means that students who fail a compulsory course must repeat this course in summer school to remain on a four year graduation plan. The courses listed below are compulsory.
|English 10F||English 20F||English 30S||English 40S|
|Math 10F||Math 20S||Math 30S||Math 40S|
|Phys. Ed 10F||Phys. Ed 20F||Phys. Ed. 30F||Phys. Ed. 40F|
|Social Studies 10F||Geography 20F||History 30F||Grade 12 Option|
|Science 10F||Science 20F||Grade 11 Option||Grade 12 Option|
|3 Options||3 Options||2 Options||2 Option|
|8 Credits||8 Credits||7 Credits||7 Credits|
Note: There are differences between high school graduation requirements and post-secondary (university/college) entrance requirements. A student may graduate from high school but be unable to enter the school of their choice if a student has not taken the needed credits. It is wise to learn more about post-secondary entrance requirements early in a student’s high school career.