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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 48 credits for required courses, a minimum of 28 elective credits, and 4 credits for Graduation Transitions.

Required Courses

Credits must be earned in the following subject areas or courses: 
  • a Language Arts 10 (4 credits) 
  • a Language Arts 11 (4 credits) 
  • a Language Arts 12 (4 credits) 
  • a Social Studies 10 (4 credits) 
  • a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits) 
  • a Mathematics 10 (4 credits) 
  • a Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits) 
  • a Science 10 (4 credits) 
  • a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (4 credits)
  • a Fine Arts and/or an Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits) 
  • Planning 10 (4 credits)
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.

Graduation Transitions

Students must earn 4 credits for Graduation Transitions.