Grad Requirements

ALBERTA EDUCATION
HIGH SCHOOL

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must complete a minimum of 100 credits and meet the course/subject minimum requirements, as outlined in the table below.  Parents and students should ensure that appropriate course selections are made in respect to a student's ability, interest, and achievement in prerequisite courses.

 

 

 Alberta Education Diploma - www.education.gov.ab.ca

(for students registering in Grade 10 as of September 2012)
 Subject
Credits  (minimum) 
Required Courses (minimum) 
English
15
English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
Social Studies 
15
Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2 
Mathematics 
10
Pure Math 20 or 24, Applied Math 20 (old program)
Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3 (new program)
Science 
10
Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 
Physical Education 
3
Physical Education 10
Career & Life Management  
3
CALM 20
Other 
10
*Any two 30-level courses in addition to English 30 and Social 30 
Other 
10
*CTS, Fine Arts, Second Language, Phys. Ed. 20 & 30 
Other 
 
Not Specified 
MINIMUM OF 100 TOTAL CREDITS 
 
 
Students should plan their programs to their best advantage, keeping diploma requirements and career aspirations in mind.  Students in grade 10 and 11 are required to have full timetables (8 full courses per year). This allows for maximum flexibility in the grade 12 year when diploma exams often add extra demands. Students scheduled as half-time or less may have timetables adjusted to facilitate leaving school prior to the end of the day. Students with open blocks in their schedules are expected to be engaged in learning-related activities in the library or cafeteria without interference in any other student's right to learn. Students and/or parents needing information, clarification, or advice should contact an administrator or the counsellor.