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Highland Secondary
Graduation Requirements
In order to meet graduation requirements and be awarded a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma), students must earn a minimum of 80 credits. These must include 52 credits for required courses and a minimum of 28 elective credits.

Required Courses
  • Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
  • Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
  • Language Arts 12 (4 credits)
  • Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
  • A Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Science 10 (4 credits)
  • A Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Mathematics 10 (4 credits)
  • Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills ;10, 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Career Life Education (4 credits)
  • Career Life Connections (4 credits)​ (includes Capstone Project)
Elective Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 28 elective credits. These 28 credits may be from Ministry-authorized or Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses,  post-secondary courses or external credentials, but not Locally Developed courses. Once the credits for required courses have been met, additional courses in that subject area count as elective credits.

A minimum of 16 credits from either ministry or board/authority authorized or post-secondary courses are required at the Grade 12 level.​