In order to receive an Alberta High School Diploma, students must complete a MINIMUM of one grade 11 science course (20 or 24 level). Many post secondary programs require grade 12 science courses.


There are four course routes for science students at Paul Kane.
  • The 14/24 stream is for students who find science difficult but would like to graduate with a basic high school diploma
  • The Science 10-20-30 stream is for those students who would like a grade 12 academic science course but who will not be pursuing a career in a science related field
  • The Biology, Chemistry, Physics courses are for students heading towards college or university or a specific science related field
  • The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who love biology and/or chemistry.  AP students write the same final exams as the regular courses but with the addition of the AP Biology exam and AP Chemistry exam as applicable (May of grade 12)
  • Students in French Immersion classes cover the same course material as their English counterparts. See the French Immersion section of this book for a complete listing of courses offered in French Immersion

Students may switch into Advanced Placement with Teacher and/or Department Head consultation.  

Students may use any one of Science 20 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 as the prerequisite course for Science 30.