A High School Diploma is an official document issued by Alberta Education certifying that the holder has completed a prescribed program of High School instruction. Minimum High School Diploma requirements are as follows:

To qualify for the Alberta High School Diploma, students are required to:

1.  Earn a minimum of 100 credits

2.  Complete and meet the standard of the following courses:

  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Math 20-1, 20-2, or 20-3
  • Science Course at the 20 level
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM)

3.  Earn 10 credits from any combination of:

  • CTS Classes
  • Fine Arts
  • Second Language
  • Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30
  • RAP courses or K. & E. Occupational courses

4.  Earn 10 credits in any combination of 30-level courses, not including English 30-1 or 30-2 and not including Social 30-1 or 30-2 (this includes senior level (3000’s) CTS courses)

NOTE: The High School Diploma does not necessarily grant admission to post-secondary education institutions. Students should be aware that there are a variety of entrance requirements for post-secondary institutions and they should plan their programs accordingly.