Graduation Requirements

Every student should know the guidelines for the Alberta High School Diploma. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they have completed all the requirements to earn their High School Diplomas and be eligible to graduate at Connections for Learning.

High School Diploma Requirements

To attain an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must earn a minimum of 100 credits by completing:

  • 15 credits English (must complete 30-1 or 30-2)
  • 15 credits Social Studies (must complete 30-1 or 30-2)
  • 10 credits Mathematics (must complete 20 level)
  • 10 credits Science (must complete 20 level)
  • 3 credits Physical Education 10
  • 3 credits CALM (Career & Life Management)
  • 10 credits Options (Career & Technology Studies or Fine Arts Second Languages or Physical Education 20 / 30)
  • 10 credits Any 30-Level Courses (other than English or Social)
  • Additional credits to reach a total of 100

If you're unsure about meeting the Grad requirements, please book an appointment with CFL Student Services.

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Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

Knowledge and Employability Program (KAE) Knowledge and Employability courses provide students with opportunities to experience success and become well prepared for employment, further studies, citizenship and lifelong learning. Staff at CFL will ensure that students are enrolled in courses that are appropriate to their highest level of achievement.

Students enrolled in the KAE program will achieve a Certificate of High School Achievement once they successfully complete 80 credits in an appropriate combination of KAE and other high school courses. Some students may transition successfully from KAE to other courses in order to achieve a high school diploma or to continue education and training opportunities.

Knowledge and Employability courses are available to students in Grades 10 through 12 who have been recommended from their previous school and have a recent psycho-educational assessment. A consent to enrol form must be completed by parent/guardians. 

To attain a Certificate of High School Achievement, a student must earn a minimum of 80 credits including the following:

  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4 
  • Mathematics 10-3 or 20-4 
  • Science 14 or 20-4 
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4 
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (3 credits)
  • HCS3000 (must be completed before Work Experience - 1 credit)
  • 5 credits in one of the following options:
    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational course
    • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
  • 5 credits in one of the following options:
    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum Course 
    • 30-level Work Experience course (125 hours paid or volunteer work)
    • 30-level Green Certificate course
    • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course

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For more information, or if you have questions about graduation eligibility, contact:

Connections for Learning
Phone: 780-963-0507