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Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

To qualify for a High School Diploma, students are required to obtain a minimum of 100 credits. These credits include the following:

  • 15 credits in English (including English 30-1 or 30-2)
  • 15 credits in Social Studies (including Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)
  • 10 credits in Math (including one of Math 20-1, 20-2 or 20-3)
  • 10 credits in Science (including one of Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20 or Science 20)
  • 3 credits in Physical Education 10
  • 3 credits in CALM 20
  • 10 credits from CTS, Fine Arts or Second Languages
  • 10 credits in any 30-level courses in addition to English and Social Studies 

The above requirements are minimal, and we recommend that students take a variety of courses to explore various opportunities.  The more credits students earn the stronger their high school transcript appears, therefore we encourage students to graduate with at least 110 credits.

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The staff at WCCHS has recommended the following standards for students registering in Grade 10 courses

 Subject  Pre-requisite Marks
 English 10-1  65%+ on ELA 9  PAT and Satisfactory or higher on the writing rubric
 Science 10  60%+ on Science 9 PAT
 Math 10C  65%+ on Math 9 PAT (students must pass Math 9 to enroll in Math 10C)
 Math 10-3  40-60%+ on Math 9 PAT
 Social 10-1  65%+ on Social 9 PAT

Grade 10’s and 11’s are not allowed to have spares; grade 12’s must carry an average of 15 credits per semester unless they are returning grade 12s