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High School Diploma Requirements

To obtain an Alberta High School Diploma, you must earn at least 100 credits by taking
required courses, plus other courses that interest you and help you achieve your goals.

These courses are required for a diploma:

  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20*
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM)

*The science requirement may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 14 and Science 10

 Earn 10 credits or more, in any combination, from:

  • Career & Technology Studies (CTS)
  • Fine arts
  • Second languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or 30
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) courses
  • Knowledge and Employability courses

 Earn 10 credits or more in any 30-level course (in addition to a 30-level English Language Arts and 30-level Social Studies), in any combination, from:

  • 30-level Mathematics or Science or Fine Arts or Second Languages or CTS or Physical Education
  • 30-level locally developed courses
  • 30-level Work Experience
  • 30-level RAP
  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses
  • Advanced level (3000 series) in CTS courses
  • 30-level Green Certificate Program courses
  • Special Projects 30

You can view your progress on your myPass account.

Link to Alberta Education website - diploma requirements