Scenario 1: In-school classes

All staff, students and visitors are required to complete the Daily Self-Screening for COVID-19. Individuals who answer No to all of the questions may attend school. Individuals who answer Yes to any of the questions may not enter the school, and should immediately self-isolate and use the AHS Online Assessment Tool or call 811 for further direction.

Graduation

High School Planning

High School Diploma Graduation Requirements:

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

100 CREDITS including the following:

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 30 LEVEL (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)

  • SOCIAL STUDIES – 30 LEVEL (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)

  • MATHEMATICS – 20 LEVEL (Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-3)

  • SCIENCE – 20 LEVEL (Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)

  • CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)

  • 10 CREDITS IN ANY COMBINATION FROM: 

    • Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

    • Fine Arts courses

    • Second Languages courses

    • Physical Education 20 and/or 30

    • Knowledge and Employability courses 

    • Registered Apprenticeship Program courses 

    • Locally developed/acquired and authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages or Knowledge and Employability occupational courses

  •  10 CREDITS IN ANY 30-LEVEL COURSE FROM (IN ADDITION TO A 30-LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND A 30-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE)

    • 30-level locally developed/acquired and authorized courses

    • Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses

    • 30-level Work Experience courses

    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses

    • 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program courses

    • 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses

    • Special Projects 30

We also work with students who are working towards their Certificates of High School Achievement. More information about the requirements for this can be found in our Guide to Education.

Diploma Exams

Students taking the following courses will have a diploma exam to write.  

  • Biology 30

  • Chemistry 30

  • English Language Arts 30–1

  • English Language Arts 30–2

  • Français 30–1

  • French Language Arts 30–1

  • Mathematics 30–1

  • Mathematics 30–2

  • Physics 30

  • Science 30

  • Social Studies 30–1

  • Social Studies 30–2

Students will prepare for these exams in class, however there are many other resources available to students and parents.  These Guides for Students are very helpful and provide students with more information about diploma exams to hopefully increase their likelihood of success. Another option is Rock the Diploma provides diploma prep courses for students.  Here's a great video about the 9 Best Scientific Study Tips to help you better prepare for your upcoming exams