Grades 10 - 12 Course

What You Need to Graduate:


revisions: March 2012


Starting in Grade 10 you have a lot of choice about what you learn.  In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program has to pass certain basic courses, including English, Math, Socials Studies and Science.  The table below gives an overview of what you need to graduate:

  1. 7 REQUIRED courses
  2. 4 ELECTIVE courses
  3. Graduation Transition Plan and Interview

Preparing now will help ensure you get the credits you need to achieve your goals.  Graduation requirements are introduced in Planning 10.  For more help please ask for assistance from the school counsellor.

Required Courses
Minimum Credits

English 10 *

4
a Language Arts 11
English 11 or Communication 11
4
a Language Arts 12 *
English 12 or Communication 12 or First Peoples English 12
4

a Mathematics 10 *
Apprenticeship & Worksplace
Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus

4

a Mathematics 11 or 12

Apprenticeship & Workshplace
Foundations of Math
Pre-Calculus

4
Physical Education 10
4
Planning 10
4
Science 10*
4
a Science 11 or 12
4
Social Studies 10
4
Social Studies 11*
First Nations Studies 12*
4
a Fine Arts 10, 11 or 12 and/or an Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
4
Total credits
48
*required provinical exams
 
Elective Courses
28
Students must earn at least 28 elective credits for Grade 10, 11 & 12 courses.
 
Graduation Transitions
4
Students must complete 30 hours of community /work experience, least 150 minutes per week in grades 10, 11 and 12, a transition plan and participate in an “exit” interview

OVERALL TOTAL

80 credits

Of the 20 coruses for graduation at least 4 courses must be at the Grade 12 level including a Grade 12 Language Arts course.  Others may be required or elective courses.
All Ministry-authorized and Board/authority-approved courses count toward graduation.