The Graduation Program consists of courses at the Grades 10, 11 and 12 levels. Students in Grade 9 must take eight courses of which English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education, Applied Skills and Fine Arts are mandatory. While most students take a Modern Language for their eighth course, it is not required for graduation. Students must obtain a minimum of 80 credits in The Graduation Program in order to receive their Dogwood Diploma as outlined in the table below.
2004 Graduation Requirements
Required Courses (52 credits)
English 10 4 Credits
English 11 4 Credits
English 12 4 Credits
Social Studies 10 4 Credits
Social Studies 11 or Civics Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12 4 Credits
A Mathematics 11 or 12 4 Credits
A Mathematics 10 4 Credits
Science 10 4 Credits
A Science 11 or 12 4 Credits
Physical Education 10 4 Credits
Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits
Planning 10 4 Credits
Graduation Transitions 4 Credits
Elective Courses (28 Credits)
Minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 level (including English 12).
Total 80 Credits
Post-secondary institutions require students to complete specific courses to get into certain programs. All students need to keep in mind the requirements of any post-secondary programs in which they may be interested.