The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimumrequirements 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.
including the following:
- ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 30 LEVEL (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)
- SOCIAL STUDIES – 30 LEVEL (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)
- MATHEMATICS – 20 LEVEL (Pure Mathematics 20, Applied Math 20 or Math 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 courses
- Registered Apprenticeship Program courses
10 Credits in any 30-Level Course
In addition to a 30-level engligh language arts and social studies course as specified above
These courses may include:
- 35-level locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses
- Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses
- 35-level Work Experience courses********
- 30-4 level Knowledge and Employability courses
- 35-level Registered Apprenticeship Program courses
- 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses
- The science requirement—Science 20 or 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20—may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 14 and Science 10.
- Science 20 is not available in Francophone schools.
- See information on exemption from the physical education requirement (p.54)
- See information on exemption from the CALM requirement (p.43)
- Students may earn any number of credits in the study of second languages, but only a maximum of 25 language credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.
- Students entering Grade 10 in the 1998–1999 school year and subsequent school years will be able to use Physical Education 20 and/or 30 to meet this 10-credit requirement.
- 30-level English or 30-level social studies courses from a different course sequence may not be used to meet the 30-level course requirement.
- Students may earn any number of credits in Work Experience, but only 15 credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.
- For 30-level courses that have a diploma examination, the final course mark consists of a blend of the school-awarded mark and the diploma examination mark.
- For more information, students in Francophone programs should consult the Alberta High School Diploma Requirements for French First Language–Francophone.
- Mature students should consult the Mature Students section for applicable requirements.