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Alberta Diploma Requirements



A full time student is defined by Alberta Learning as one who carries a yearly average of 35 credits through high school.  In order to graduate  a student in the East Central Alberta Catholic School Division is expected to meet minimum Alberta Diploma Requirements.




The Alberta High School Diploma is awarded to students who meet the following requirements:

     1.  Earn a minimum of 100 credits.

     2.  Successfully complete the following courses and the appropriate pre-requisites:
    1. English 30-1 or 30-2
    2. Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
    3. Math 20-1, 20-2 or 20-3
    4. Science 20 or 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

     3.  Successfully complete the following requirements:

    1. Physical Education 10 (3 or 5 credits)
    2. Career and Life Management (3 credits)
    3. 10 credits from Career and Technology Studies (CTS) or Fine Arts or Second Languages or Physical Education 20/30.
    4. 10 credits in any 30-level courses in addition to English 30-1 or English 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or Social studies 30-2.


Any high school student who wishes to make a course change must do so through the front office.  Students wishing to make a course change may do so only after consultation with the subject teacher, counselor and the parent.  Final approval for any course change must be obtained through school administration, and all necessary paperwork must be completed.


A minimum mark of 50% is required to earn credits for any high school course.  No credits will be awarded to a mark lower than 50%.