Graduation Requirements

Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

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 specific courses.

100 Credits Including the following:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - 30 Level

(English Language Arts 30-1, 30-2)

SOCIAL STUDIES - 30 Level

(Social Studies 30-1, 30-2)

MATHEMATICS - 20 Level

(Pure Mathematics 20, Applied Mathematics 20 or Mathematics 24)

Students Entering Grade 10 prior to September 2010

(Mathematics 20-1, 20-2, 20-3)

Students entering Grade 10 in September 2010

Science - 20 Level

(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)
  • Fine Arts
  • Second Languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or 30
  • Locally developed acquired and locally authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages or Knowledge and Employability courses
  • Knowledge and Employability
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program

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)

  • 35 Level Locally Developed/Acquired and Locally Authorized Courses
  • 3000 Series; Advanced Level in Career and Technology Studies Courses
  • 35 - Level Work Experience
  • One 35 - Level Knowledge and Employability Course
  • 30 - Level Green Certificate Specialization

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Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements of a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

80 Credits including the following:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-2, 30-4

SOCIAL STUDIES 10-2, 20-4

MATHEMATICS 14, 20-4

SCIENCE 14, 20-4

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 Credits)

CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)

5 credits in a 30 - Level Knowledge & Employability occupation course

OR a 30 - Level Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

AND 5 credits in 30 - Level Knowledge & Employability Workplace Practicum course

OR a 30 - Level Work Experience course

OR a 30 - Level Green Certificate course

OR 5 credits in 35-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course