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 volunteer hours
You can now start collecting the 40 volunteer hours you'll need to graduate high school in the summer before you start Grade 9. Need ideas?

Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement while in high school and must meet the provincial literacy requirement.

Check out Change the World for links to organizations offering volunteer activities that may be used to fulfill those 40 hours. Ask your school for details on the requirements of community involvement.

Find information about high school courses in these publications: