IKF: Graduation Requirements

I: Instructional

To graduate, students will successfully complete a program of courses that comply with the Ministry of Education’s Graduation Requirements Policy.  Graduation requirements are summarized as follows. 

Students must earn a minimum of 52 credits, including Foundation Studies (minimum 28 credits) and Selected Studies (minimum 24 credits). 

Foundation Studies 

Students must earn a minimum of 28 credits from provincial courses: 

  • a Language Arts 11 course (4 credits)
  • a Language Arts 12 course (4 credits)
  • Social Studies 11 (4 credits)
  • a Mathematics 11 course (4 credits)
  • a Science 11 course (4 credits)
  • a Fine Arts 11 course (2 credits)
  • an Applied Skills 11 course (2 credits)
  • Career and Personal Planning 11 (2 credits)*
  • Career and Personal Planning 12 (2 credits)*           

*Note: In either Grade 11 or 12, students must earn one credit (30 hours) of work experience. 

Selected Studies 

Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits.  Students select courses of varying credit value to support their career plans (e.g., apprenticeship, vocational, technical, university, college, entry to workforce).  Of the minimum 24 credits: 

  •  10 credits must be for provincial Grade 12 courses;
  •  up to 8 credits can be for locally developed courses, unless part of an approved Career Program;
  •  beyond 24 credits, there is no restriction on the number of district course credits a student can take.

Additional information on courses may be found in the Ministry of Education’s Educational Program Guide Order (M293), the Graduation Requirements Order, the Handbook of Procedures (Examinations and Assessment Branch), the Required Areas of Study in an Educational Program Order (M295/95 and M640/95) or by contacting the District Learning Services Division. 

DMT Responsibility: AS-LS

Cross References: 
IKE: Promotion and Retention of Students; IKAB: Student Progress Reports to Parents
Adopted Date: 
Monday October 18, 1982
Revision Date: 
Jun 1996
Jan 1999