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High School Diploma Requirements

To graduate with an Alberta High School Diploma, you need a minimum of 100 credits from both core and optional courses.

You must complete the following courses:

  • 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
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM 20)

Earn 10 credits, in any combination from:

  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
  • Fine Arts
  • Second Languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30
  • Registered Apprentice Program (RAP)
  • Knowledge & Employability courses

Earn 10 credits in any 30-level courses, in any combination, from:

  • 30 level Mathematics, Science, Fine Arts, Second Languages,
  • CTS or Physical Education
  • 30 level locally developed course (learn more about thesecourses through a Learning Store teacher)
  • 35 level Work Experience35 level Registered Apprentice Program (RAP) 30-4 level Knowledge & Employability courses

Diploma exams are required for:

English 30-1 and 30-2
Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2
Mathematics 30-1 and 30-2
Biology 30
Chemistry 30 
Physics 30
Science 30