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Graduation Requirements

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Under 19 Years of Age – School Age Graduation

If you are under 19 years of age, you are on the 80 credit graduation program.  A minimum of 80 credits received in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are required for graduation.

 

     48 of the 80 credits are Required Ministry Authorized Courses for Grade 10, 11 and 12

     28 credits are Elective Courses for Grade 10, 11 and 12, of which 16 credits must be at the grade 12 level and include Language Arts 12

      4 credits for Graduation Transitions

See BC Ministry of Education Graduation Requirements

 

Over 19 Years of Age – Adult Graduation (20 credits)

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To be eligible for the Adult Graduation Diploma, a person must be 19 years or older, or 18 years old and out of school for at least a year, with approval from the enrolling institution.  To graduate, adult students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from at least five courses, worth four credits each including:

Adult Graduation                                                    20 credits

1 Language Arts 12.........................................           4 credits
1 Math 11......................................................            4 credits
3 Grade 12 courses.........................................          12 credits or
2 Grade 12 courses.........................................            8 credits and
1 Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12.........            4 credits 

Three courses must be taken as an adult, over 19 years of age.  Prior Learning Assessments may be used to meet any of the requirements for the Adult Diploma.  Prior Learning Assestments involves a variety of techniques including equivalency reviews, challenge processes, in-depth interviews, exemption processes, etc.

Students in both the College ABE and Secondary Graduation Programs will have the option of writing the provincial exams for all provincially examinable courses.

Approved courses in either the Ministry of Education or in the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology may be used towards the BC adult Graduation Diploma.

See BC Ministry of Education Graduation Requirements