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Graduation Requirements

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BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma)
 
The BC Certificate of Graduation, or Dogwood Diploma, is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. In order to meet graduation requirements and be awarded a Dogwood Diploma, students must earn a minimum of 80 credits and write provincial Graduation Numeracy and Literacy Assessments. The 80 credits include 52 credits for required courses (including 8 credits of Career Education courses) and a minimum of 28 elective credits.
 
 
Required Courses
 
A total of 52 credits must be earned from the following subjects or courses:
 
  • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  • A Science 10 (4 credits)
  • A Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Socials Studies 10 (4 credits)
  • A Socials Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Math 10 (4 credits)
  • A Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
  • A Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
  • A Language Arts 12 (4 credits)
  • An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/ or an applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits)
  • Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life connections (4 credits)
 
In addition:
 
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
  • At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12 course and the Career-Life connections course.
 
In addition, students must also complete three Provincial Graduation Assessments:
Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment;
Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment and
Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment
A list of all courses that may be used to satisfy these requirements is found in the online Course Registry Information about options for satisfying the requirements for Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills is found in the Graduation Program Policy Guide and in the Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program
For French Immersion/Francophone Dual Dogwood
 
French Immersion students can earn both a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and a Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique.
To graduate  with both diplomas, French Immersion students must meet the graduation requirements for the Dogwood Diploma and, of these 80 credits they must earn:
  • At least 16 credits at the Grade 12 level (including a Français langue seconde-immerison course at the Grade 12 level).
  • A Français langue seconde-immersion course at the Grade 11 level (4 credits) or IB French A2 (SL) 11.
  • Français langue seconde-immersion 12 (4 credits).
  • At least 12 credits in Grade 10, 11, or 12 courses that are in French with at least 4 of these credits at the Grade 11 or 12 level
 
In addition, French Immersion students must also complete four Provincial Graduation Assessments:
  • Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment (English or French);
  • Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment;
  • Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment; and
  • Évaluation de littératie – Français langue seconde-immersion 12
 
Fracophone students can earn both a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and a Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique.
 
To graduate with both diplomas, Francophone students must meet the graduation requirements for the Dogwood diploma and, of these 80 credits, they must earn:
  • At least 16 credits at the grade 12 level (including a required Language Arts 12 course).
  • An English Language Arts course at the Grade 10 level (4 credits)
  • An English Language Arts course at the Grade 11 level (4 credits)
  • A required English Language Arts course at the Grade 12 level (4 credits)
  • A Français langue première course at the Grade 10 level (4 credits)
  • A Français langue première course at the Grade 11 level (4 credits)
  • Français langue première - Français langue at culture 12 (4 credits)
 
In addition, Francophone students must also complete five Provincial Graduation Assessments:
  • Évaluation de numératie 10;
  • Grade 10 Graduation literacy Assessment;
  • Évaluation de littératie – Français langue première 10;
  • Grade 12 Graduation Literacy assessment; and
  • Évaluation de littératie – Français langue première 12.