University of Winnipeg AP Policies
Students must earn a grade of 4.0 or 5.0 on the AP exam
Successful students may earn a transfer of 6 hours at the University level
To continue studies in Biology, the student must also have standing in Pre-Calculus or Applied Math 40S and Chemistry 40S.
All students, including those who do not challenge the AP exam, may earn one additional Biology credit at the high school level (42S).?
Students must earn a grade of 4.0 or 5.0 on the AP exam
Successful students may transfer 6 credit hours at the University level
To continue studies in Chemistry, the student must also have standing in Pre-Calculus Math 40S
All students, including those who do not challenge the AP exam, may earn one additional Chemistry credit at the high school level (42S)
Students must earn a grade of 4.0 or 5.0 on the AP exam.
Successful students earn a transfer of 1 full University credit (6 hours)
Students cannot receive university credit for both AP World History and AP European History.
Students interested in writing the optional Advanced Placement (AP) exam must pay a fee of approximately $100.00. The exam is written in May but the grade is not received until July. This mark is not used to calculate a student’s final grade. As such, an in-school final exam is written at the completion of the course in May. Please note that both the school exam and the AP Exam will both be written at the Arts and Technology Centre.
Students must earn a grade of 4.0 or 5.0 on the AP exam
Successful students earn an Advanced Standing in Physics
Students who do not challenge the AP exam may earn one additional credit at the high school level (42S)
The most important benefit:
In all cases, Dakota students who take the AP course will experience the demands and rigor of a University level course, at very little cost. For our students, the experience alone is excellent preparation for University life. In fact, many students take AP courses to ensure that they will get even better marks in their first year at University when grade point averages may determine whether or not students are accepted into various faculties.
Registering for courses:
If you are considering taking an AP course you commit yourself to taking 2 semesters in the subject. In the science courses the first semester students take the 40S course. In the second semester students take the AP course to earn 2nd high school credit (C42S, P42S, B42S).
For the AP history course taking a 40S history course is not required.
Skills for Living Program (SLP)
The goals of this divisional program are to assist in the development of social, emotional, academic, and other life skills for students who have highly specialized needs. This program helps students to prepare for life after high school by providing vocational experiences both in and outside of the high school environment. It works with divisional and community supports to develop individual educational plans which help to guide their way through high school by addressing their individual needs and abilities.
When graduating from this program each student has developed an individual transition plan enabling them to enter the community and/or adult services programs. Entrance into this program requires the approval of the LRSD Director of Student Services.
Mature Student Diploma
This program is intended for a student whose education has been interrupted. To obtain a Mature Student High School Diploma under the Senior 1 to Senior 4 Mature Student Graduation Requirements (2003), a student
must be 19 years of age or over at the time of enrolment in school division/district or ALC programming directed at completing the Mature Student Graduation Requirements, or reach the age of 19 before completion of the course(s) in which he or she is enrolled
must have been out of school six months or more, and out of school long enough for the class, of which he or she was last a member, to have graduated from Senior Years; and
has not obtained a high school diploma.
Persons who meet the above criteria may graduate from high school by obtaining a total of eight high school credits including:
English and Math and two electives at the grade 12 level
Four additional credits at any level (can be previously earned credits)
Fine Arts Certificate
To be eligible for the Fine Arts certificate a graduating student must fulfill these requirements:
Complete at least two of the listed courses at the 20 level.
Complete at least two of the listed courses at the 30 level.
Complete at least two of the listed courses at the 40 level.
Complete a total of 10 accumulated courses (or the equivalent) in three years, including one from at least two of the course areas listed. No less than 12 accumulated courses are required to achieve an Honours Certificate.
Maintain an 80% average in each course.
Applications must be submitted by students on approved form.
Science/Math Honours Certificate
Students who wish to earn a Science-Math Honours Certificate when they graduate, as well as their regular high school diploma, will have to do the following:
- Take at least ten courses from the list below , and;
- Have a mark of at least 80% in each of those courses.
Special Credit Options
Community Service Credit (1 credit)
Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth provides a Community Service credit for High School students. Students who make a significant contribution by volunteering for worthwhile causes or organizations within the community may earn a high school credit. Students who may be interested in pursuing this credit are advised to speak to an Administrator or to a Student Services teacher for more details. Students can’t use past volunteer hours to gain this credit.
Challenge For Credit (1 credit)
Students who can demonstrate they can meet the educational outcomes of a course can earn that credit without taking the course. Students can challenge one course per school year. The application deadline for challenging a credit is September 30th. Students who may be interested in pursuing this credit are advised to speak to an Administrator.
Private Music Options
Senior Years students can earn up to 4 optional credits if they meet the requirements of the Conservatory Canada or the Royal Conservatory programs. Arrangements are made through the school administration for these credits to be recorded. For more information
see the Manitoba Education and Literacy: Graduation Requirements webpage.
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology (MITT)
Beginning in Grade 11, students in Louis Riel School Division are eligible to attend MITT as part of their regular high school program. Students attend the College for half days and spend the other half at Dakota for academics. Bus transportation is provided to MITT.
Courses offered to high school students include:
Microcomputer Systems Technician
Business Administrative Assistant
Culinary Arts & Design
Network Support Technician
There are additional courses available to high school graduates.
Information about these programs is available with student services teachers or
online. Students choosing MITT as an option must complete an application with their student services teacher at the time of registration in March.
Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre (ATC)
Beginning in Grade 11, students in the Louis Riel School Division are eligible to attend The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre (ATC) as part of their regular high school program. Students attend the College for one semester per year and spend the other half at Dakota for academics.
ATC is pleased to be able to offer relevant technical, trade and career education in eleven programs including:
Early Childhood Educator
Esthetics (Nail Technology & Skin Care Technology)
Information Systems Architect
New Media Design
Information about these programs is available in the student services area – Rm. 002 or online at
Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre (ATC) Students choosing ATC as an option must complete an application.
Dakota Collegiate offers six specialized Sport Academy courses within the Physical Education Program. These courses meet the Physical Education course requirement in grade 10,11 and 12. Each course will be open to students who wish to take an extensive course of study in skill acquisition in one of the following areas: basketball, dance, football, hockey, soccer, volleyball and outdoor education.
The Academy courses are ideal for students who wish to pursue and develop his/her personal potential and knowledge of a preferred sport or activity. Each course may require students to participate in activities outside of regular school hours.
The Echo Program is an enrichment program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students who want an education enriched by an Indigenous focus. Echo students receive all of their compulsory courses in the Echo classroom. Watch the promotional video here, or
view the pamphlet.
Why consider an ECHO educational experience?
I value an Indigenous perspective to enrich my education
- I value a supportive relationship with an Indegenous
teacher as my primary teacher, advocate, and role model
- I value a smaller classroom that emphasizes relationships,
community, acceptance, connection, and opportunities
- My parents would value working with an Indigenous
teacher to support my education
- I value a strength-based program that helps students
like me to find my gifts and greater understanding of my
A Grade 9 and Grade 10 Program at Dakota Collegiate will
- discover and develop the gifts of Indigenous students
- frame a vision of students’ potential
- increase belonging and community
- strengthen relationships between school and family
- enrich student learning and engagement through traditional teachings, supports and opportunities
- support a successful transition to high school
Which Grade 9 and 10 credits will be offered through ECHO?
- ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies (Geography in grade 10) are delivered within the ECHO program
- Courses will run in both first and second semester
- The additional 4 courses in grade 9 and 10 will be Physical Education and 3 electives, consistent with all students at Dakota Collegiate
This program emphasizes the development of literacy, numeracy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The hub program offers an alternative education approach that enables all students to take leadership over their own learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to work at their own pace and achieve the curriculum objectives of the four core subject areas, including English, Math, Social Studies and Science. This multi-grade program welcomes students at various academic levels. The flexibility of the hub program enables students to meet their individualized potential. This authentic environment promotes independent and social development. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves as they are become aware of the complexities of human nature, their own evolving identity and issues of the world around them.
English Language Arts 10F, 20F, 30S, 40S
Essential Math 10F, 20s, 30S, 40S
Social Studies 10F, Geography 20F, History 30S
Science 10F, 20F.