What do I need to graduate?

Not sure what you need to graduate or what courses to take next year? Here's an overview of the secondary school program plus detailed breakdowns of courses offered.


The high school program is based on a credit system. Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits to obtain a high school diploma. Eighteen of the credits are compulsory, earned in a specified number of courses from a list of subjects that every student must take. The remaining 12 credits are optional, earned in courses that the student may select from the full range of courses offered by the school.

In Grade 9, most students will take a total of eight courses for eight credits.

New rule for earning community involvement (volunteer) hours
You can now start earning the 40 hours you'll need to graduate high school in the summer before you start Grade 9. Need ideas?

Ask your guidance office or principal for details on eligibility and requirements for community involvement in your school.

In addition to earning 40 hours of community involvement, students must also meet the provincial literacy requirement while in high school.

Find information about high school courses in these publications: