The Grade 10, 11 and 12 academic program ensures that as an International Student, you meet BC graduation requirements, have the opportunity to experience leadership and global learning and prepare for entrance to university and college. During Grades 10, 11 and 12, you must complete at least 80 credits of course work to satisfy the minimum requirements for graduation. You may be eligible to receive course credits, and external language credits for work completed in your home country or for work completed outside the classroom.
BC Graduation Requirements
The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.
Students require a minimum of 80 credits from Grades 10-12 to graduate.
Of these 80 credits:
- At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12
- At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
- 52 credits are required from the following:
- Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life Connections (4 credits)
- Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
- Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
- A Language Arts 10, 11 and a required 12 (12 credits total)
- An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)
In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:
- The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
- The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment was introduced in 2019/20
- The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21
For more information about Graduation Requirements go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation