Calgary Board of Education

 
Student Programming

Complete details are in course guides on our Course Registration page.

Grade 10 program

A complete high school program requires courses from the core areas plus option courses from Second Languages, Fine and Performing Arts, Career & Technology Studies or Personal Development. Students should choose option courses that complement their abilities and interests, as well as their educational and career goals. Students are expected to take a minimum of eight full courses with a value of not less than 40 credits.These courses must include:

1. Grade 10 English or English 10-4
2. Social Studies 10-1 or Social Studies 10-2 or Social Studies 10-4
3. Mathematics 10C or Mathematics 10-3 or Mathematics 10-4
4. Science 10 or Science 14 or Science 10-4
5. Physical Education 10
6. Full semester option (or two 3 credit courses)
7. Full semester option (or two 3 credit courses)
8. Full semester option (or two 3 credit courses)

Grade 11 program

Students are expected to register for at least 38 credits. Grade 11 students are encouraged to review admission requirements for various post-secondary institutions and plan their program accordingly. Students who have a credit deficiency may not be eligible for a sparein their program

Note: Many post-secondary schools use grade 11 marks for scholarship purposes.

Grade 12 program

Students are expected to register for at least 35 credits. The primary responsibility for grade 12 students is to ensure they are eligible to complete their program of studies. For those students planning to continue their education an additional responsibility is to make sure they will meet the entrance requirements for the institution and program of their choice.

According to Calgary Board of Education policy, students have a maximum of six semesters to complete their high school program.It is suggested that students spend at least 1.5 hours per night on homework, study and review in order to be successful.

Alberta High School Diploma requirements

Students will be eligible to receive an Alberta High School Diploma upon completion of the following requirements

Earn a minimum of 100 credits including the following:

credits in

English 30-1 or 30-2
Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3
Science 20 or 24 or
Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

credits in

Physical Education (3 credits )
Career and Life Management (CALM) 20

credits in

10 credits in any combination from Career and Technology Studies (CTS) OR Fine Arts OR Second Languages OR Physical Education 20 and/or 30
10 credits in any grade 12 level course in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

Students will be eligible to receive a Certificate of High School Achievement upon completion of the following requirements:

Earn a minimum of 80 credits including the following:

credits in

English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
Mathematics 10-3 or 20-4
Science 14 or 20-4
Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
Physical Education 3 credits)
Career and Life Management (CALM) (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

35-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course