Diploma Exam Requirements

All students must meet the following Alberta High School Diploma requirements:

All students must earn 100 credits.

Students must meet the standards and complete the following courses:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2 or Math 20-3
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits minimum)
  • CALM (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in any 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social 30-1 or 30-2. These may include 30-level fine arts, CTS, PE 30, French Language Arts 30, FSL 30, Spanish 30 as well as Work Experience and locally developed courses (i.e. Musical Theatre 35 and Forensics 35)
  • 10 Credits from any courses in the following groups:
    • Fine Arts: Drama, Music, Art
    • CTS Courses: Communication Technology, Cosmetology, Design Studies, Electro-Tech, Energy and the Environment, Financial Management, Information Processing, Fabrication, Foods, Legal Studies, Mechanics, Outdoor Ed, Print Technology etc,
    • Physical Education 20 or 30
    • Second Language: French and/or Spanish

**Please note: only 25 credits from second languages can be used towards the 100 credit requirement for a high school diploma.

More information on high school diploma requirements can be found in the Guide to Education.