Diploma Requirements

Diploma Requirements

 ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (ENGLISH)

 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/or 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 or 33) 
  • MATHEMATICS - 20 LEVEL
  • (Pure Mathematics 20, Applied Mathematics 20 or Mathematics 24) 
  • SCIENCE - 20 LEVEL
  • (Science 20, Science 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, Knowledge and Employability or IOP occupational courses
  • Knowledge and Employability or IOP occupational courses
  • 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)

These courses may include:
  • 35-level Locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses
  • 3000 Series; Advanced Level in Career and Technology Studies Courses
  • 35-level Work Experience
  • 30-4 level Knowledge and Employability course or 36-level IOP course
  • 35-level Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • 30-level Green Certificate Specialization

* Students in Francophone programs may meet their Language Arts diploma requirements with Français 30 or 33, but they also must complete English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2.

Certificate of High School Achievement

 Students may also earn a Certificate of High School Achievement according to the requirements outlined in the chart below.

 REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

 The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for 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: 

 The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for 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 OR 30-4
  • MATHEMATICS 14 OR 20-4
  • SCIENCE 14 OR 20-4
  • SOCIAL STUDIES 10-2 OR 26
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)
  • CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)
5 CREDITS IN
  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational course, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally developed course with an occupational focus
AND 5 CREDITS IN
  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course, or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course
OR 5 CREDITS IN
  • 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course